[rescue] Cheap 600a/au on eBay

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Jan 22 14:25:48 CST 2003

On Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at 02:17 PM, Eric Dittman wrote:
> They are buggy.  One example that bit me was the Intraserver
> SCSI controllers (both Intraserver- and Digital-labeled models).
> After a reboot, I'd lose access to the drives until I powered
> the system off.  I tried three different models of cards, and
> three different revs. of the Pyxis chipsets, and they all had
> this problem.  I finally gave up when Intraserver said they
> could recreate the problem but couldn't work around it.
> The Pyxis also has a bug in DMA handling.  I was bit by that
> one a couple of times, too.
> I think if you Google around you can find more details.  If
> you avoid certain combinations of hardware and/or software,
> you probably won't have problems, but I'd rather use hardware
> I don't need to worry about.

   Eeeek!  Didn't know that.  I will steer clear.  Thanks for the info.


Dave McGuire           "Wear whatever you want...Just don't be surprised
St. Petersburg, FL        if you wind up with a blow-gun dart in your
                            prosthetic boobies."    -Kurt Huhn

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