Re: Please Advise: SCSI vs. IDE (fwd)

Leonard N. Zubkoff (
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 21:28:14 -0700

Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 15:19:08 +0200
From: Herbert Wengatz <>

+> I am one of those idiots that was ignorant (and broke) enough
+> to buy a motherboard with the UM888BF chipsets (PCI/VLB). I have
+> only been able to confirm one problem with writes from SCSI to IDE.

OK. It seems you suffered from some brokem PCI-Bridge-Chip, not from SCSI !

+> That was with a 2940UW. This was fatal to the controller in the
+> fact that it continued to corrupt data from the first time he tried
+> it (with a 2+ meg file). I ordered a Buslogic 948C and hope this
+> does not happen to me before I have the money to buy a new board.

I don't know, wether the Buslogic will do any better, when the problem
is in the PCI-Bridge-Chip ?!

If your motherboard has serious problems with PCI, then it's unlikely switching
SCSI controllers will help much. Spend the money on a better quality
motherboard first.