Re: Adaptec AHA2940

jamesh (
Fri, 03 Jan 1997 13:11:16 -0500

James L. McGill wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Jan 1997, Bernhard Rosenkraenzer wrote:
> > I've been using an AHA2940 for ages, and it works fine. However, there are
> > some problems with changing SCSI adapters, e.g. a harddisk formatted with
> > an Adaptec controller sometimes won't work with a NCR controller, and vice
> > versa.
> b..b..b..b..But... SCSI is supposed to be interchangeable, a fundamental
> goal of the interface design. This is alarming news. Is NCR or Adaptec
> at fault?

This has been the case for years. I worked for NCR before they were
annihilated by the death star;) The story then was, you can interchange
the drives as long as they aren't boot drives. I suspect that if that's
still the case, you could re-install lilo?