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24-04-2002, 05:44 PM
Anyone knows when this comes out?? Seen the adaptec whitepages and says 2001 ... this is 2002!! Rather wait for it than to settle for scsi 160 ...

24-04-2002, 07:42 PM
Do you have a 64Bit PCI slot to plug the thing into?

24-04-2002, 08:09 PM
what u mean .. u mean u need a new motherboard?? or just a normal PCI slot??

RC

24-04-2002, 08:12 PM
adaptec does not have any scsi 320 cards yet ..... drives also not seen.....

24-04-2002, 08:20 PM
The current PCI interface (32 Bit 33MHz) isn't even fast enough to keep up with Ultra 160 SCSI, so you'd need one of the new PCI interfaces (64Bit 66MHz) to plug the card into.

As current PCI is limited to 130MB per second there would be no way to get 320MB per second through your shiny new SCSI 320 controller.

New 64 Bit PCI slots are longer than the old type, but can still take the older 32 bit cards.

I've only seen them on Compaq servers so far...