Re: Alternative to qlogic scsi card for 550au
On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 04:56:33PM +0200, Andrew Maier wrote:
> I have a PWS 550au with a (standard?) QLogic ISP1020 card. I have now
> tried to attach an old Exabyte 8200 to the this host adapter and had
> several kernel panics. After some search I finally discovered that the
> qlogic card "does not support disconnect/ reconnect, which makes using
> it with tape drives impractical." (Quote from the kernels
> So I am looking to replace/add another scsi host adapter to my box
> which will support tape drives better. Are there any recommendations
> for which card I should get?
> Also would you recommend adding another card just for the tape or to
> completely replace the qlogic card?
You could try the ISP driver a www.feral.com/isp.html. I don't know whether is
supports disconect/reconnect but it's a MUCH better driver than the standard
linux one so its worth a try.