Kenn Humborg wrote:
> Any thoughts on Advansys SCSI cards? Specifically
> the ABP3925:
I'm fairly sure that's the one I have. Works a treat.
> Simply have this at UKP 31.00. Specs look fine,
> driver is maintained by Advansys themselves, meets
> my requirements. But 31 quid? That's awful cheap...
PCI sound cards go for less than half that. You should be outraged that
a mere SCSI card should cost so much.
Adaptec effectively have a monopoly on the market. Quite how they
managed this I'm not sure - they've always been very expensive for no
tangible gain. NCR/SymBIOS chips were always every bit as capable,
reliable, and way cheaper. Either NCR/SymBIOS didn't push hard enough or
Adaptec won in marketing deals. BTW, Adaptec tried to buy out the
SymBIOS SCSI business but it was blocked - it would have turned a mere
monopoly into an absolute dictatorship with something over 90% of the
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