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Date:      Mon, 04 Nov 1996 10:45:50 +0900
From:      "Jun, Gyu-Chang" <>
Subject:   Re: 2.1.5R on Dell OptiPlex Pro
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At 09:38 PM 96-11-01 +0900, I wrote:

>>ahc0 <Adaptec 2940 Ultra SCSI host adapter> rev 0 int a irq 15 on pci0:17
> >ahc0: aic7880 Wide Channel, SCSI Id=7, 16 SCBs
> >ahc0 waiting for scsi devices to settle
> >(ahc0:0:0): "SEAGATE ST15150N 0020" type 0 fixed SCSI 2
> >sd0(ahc0:0:0): Direct-Access 4095MB (8388315 512 byte sectors)
> >ahc0:A:5: refuses WIDE negotiation.  Using 8bit transfers
> >ahc0: board is not responding
> >(ahc0:5:0): timed out in dataout phase, SCSISIGI == 0x0
> >ahc0: Issued Channel A Bus Reset #2. 1 SCBs aborted
> >(ahc0:5:0): "NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:462 1.14" type 5 removable SCSI 2

> I looked up the mailing list archives and found that AHA-2940UW 
> is said to be supported.. but why my 2940UW refuses WIDE nego.?
> I think it will surely degrade the performance for ST15150N..

  What a shame!

  I found the reason why 2940UW failed the WIDE negotiation.
  ST15150 N(!) does not support WIDE SCSI !!!!!

  Dell sells Narrow HDD with Wide Controller !!!!

  Their estimate said "HD, 4GB W/2940 CTL" so I thoght that
  HDD surely would be wide type...
  I think I am cheated..

  Thanks Paul T. Root <>
         Manuel De La Parra <>
  for their reply.
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