Adaptec’s Ultra320 SCSI Card
As usual, Adaptec is on top of the heap. This is their highest performing dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI card with HostRAID™ RAID 0, 1, and 10 for data protection 2-channel, 64/133 MHz, full-height, half-length card. That’s a mouth full, but this is a powerful card. Since it moves data to/from a fast hard drive to a very fast CPU/memory combo, it can’t be a slow poke. The particular one used in this system is the 39320A-R. It has lots of features, but I’m most interested in its getting data to/from the HD and the rest of the computer. Bravo, it does it spendidly.
OK, but what about installing and set up? I just don’t know of anything that is simplier. Just install the card, pop the install CD in and respond to a few basic questions. Oh yes. Go to their web site and check for any updates.
The Adaptec SCSI Card 39320A-R is designed for maximum configuration flexibility and ease of use. And it accomplishes those two things easily. This card is backwardly compatible with Ultra160, Ultra2, Ultra Wide and all other previous-generation SCSI devices. The card's PCI-X interface enables host bus rates of over 1 GigaByte per second, making it possible to take full advantage of Ultra320 SCS's doubled bandwidth.
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Dual-channel, Ultra320 card ideal for mid-range to enterprise servers requiring RAID mirroring or striping
Warranty: 5 year limited warranty, 2 years tech support
Charles W. Evans is a HAL-PC member and the Magazine’s Reviews Editor who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org