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Date:      Tue, 06 Feb 1996 08:37:01 -0800
From:      "Justin T. Gibbs" <gibbs@freefall.freebsd.org>
To:        wes@intele.net
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Most stable VLB (was EISA) SCSI controller? 
Message-ID:  <199602061637.IAA22620@freefall.freebsd.org>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 05 Feb 1996 22:38:40 PST." <199602060638.WAA06633@obie.softweyr.com> 

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>Some gentle soul queried:
>
>I assume all the same applies to the 2842?  Is the driver actually the
>same?  And, should I get one of these jewels, should I immediately,
>if not sooner, upgrade to 2.1-STABLE?  Enquiring minds want to know!

Yes, the driver is the same.

>A second question for the group: a few mail-order houses are carrying
>the 2842 sans EZ-SCSI software, for about $40 discount.  Other vendors
>tell me they shouldn't be doing this.  My local hardware house often
>carries Adaptec kits w/o EZ-SCSI, but not in the 2842.  Should I go
>ahead and buy from these guys who don't feel it necessary to sell me
>software I don't want or need?  ;^)

I've only seen the 2842 as a bare board (OEM style) or in the nice Adaptec
box with the full kit.  My board came without the kit.

>--
>   Wes Peters	| Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
>    Softweyr 	| The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder
>   Consulting	| I'm an over forty victim of fate...
> wes@intele.net	|					Jimmy Buffett

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Justin T. Gibbs
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