A while back, someone gave me a Wangtek 5525ES SCSI Tape Drive. I've
been looking for a controller, and now this person is willing
to give me the board from his old computer that he used with
the drive under DOS/Windows.
Both the drive and the controller use the NCR53c90a chip. In
the HOWTO, this snippet disturbed me:
SCSI hosts that will NEVER work :
Non Adaptec compatable, non NCR53c8xx DTC boards (including
the 3270 and 3280).
The board itself has a "Compaq" label on it (I assume this person
used a Compaq). I have not seen the board yet, but from what I
was told, there is no "DTC" label on it. Can anyone tell me if this
will work under Linux? Or is this board a DTC product with "Compaq"
on it? Are there any drivers for the 53c90a?
If it won't work, I'll just trade in the controller at a used
parts store. Will I have to trade in the drive too?
If it will work, I'll need some help with jumpers, etc. since there
are no manuals.
Thanks in advance for any help!