>The CD-R ended up on my Apaptec 2940 SCS adapter. It won't work with
>another peripheral attached as it already has 5 devices on it now and
>locks up my system to add the scanner.
A/D conversion, and so they are incredibly sensitive to less-than-perfect
termination and to less-than-perfect cables. Setups that work with most
other adapters will fail with Adaptecs on a regular basis. I'm told
that this is true for the aic7xxx controler series (on which the 2940,
3940, and so on are based) and the C and later revisions of the venerable
1542 part, and possible for other recent Adaptec controllers. The A/D
conversion comments are hearsay, but from quite a few unrelated sources,
and substantiated by my experiences trying to deal with them in various
For my part, all my SCSI troubles ended when I switched to BusLogic
controllers. I have a MultiMaster card, but I understand that the
FlashPoint cards work just as well. I'm in no way affiliated with
BusLogic -- I'm just a very happy customer.
For what it's worth...
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