SCSI card



New Member
I have been told to be careful when I hook up devices to a SCSI card because you can slow your ultra2 devices down to ultra i.e. 40Mhz to 20Mhz. I have also read that Adaptec has something called speed flex that isolates electronically the buses of different devices. But I have been looking at a control card from Tekram. It has four connectors, 1 50 pin int, 1 68 pin uw int., 1 68 pin u2 int., and 1 68 pin ext., and is only $207. My question is am I only to be concerned about the fore mention problem if I am trying to daisy chain for ex., If I hooked a u2 HD with a CD-ROM that is not at U2 speed all to the same conector? Will I sacrifice speed if I connect my CD-ROM to the uw conector and the HD to the U2 conector or should I go with the Adaptec because their will be no speed lost?


New Member
in general the slowest device on the controller determines the controller speed.

use eide for the cdrom. much cheaper & same speeds more or less as scsi. This is pretty much true for cdr/w as well.

you want fast full scsi performance only have fast scsi drvices on that chain all with the same level of performance. when you mix & match you end up not much different from eide.