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Re: HVD scsi adapter



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OK,
I have been asked similar questions before :

People read "PCI" and "PCI-X" and instantly think they can
put in standard cards from taiwan and save a lot of money.

One guy asked me where to put a D-Link Gigabit Ethernet PCI
card in his 820 ... would be much cheaper than the original
IBM feature.

The short answer is: don't do this, it won't work ! Basta !
The long answer is:
The magic behind auto-recognizing every hardware feature
(which was long before Plug&Pray) without having to care
about drivers and such, is the small base of (IBM) hardware
that an AS/400-iSeries hardware manager recognizes, means
"he knows them all". That said, it's a question of microcode
on the adapter(s), outside IBM this would be calld BIOS, but,
if the hardware manager doesn't know that particular microcode
of an adapter, he won't recognize it. That's it, there is no
way around and it is even worse with the new machines having
different PCI slot with different voltages (5V and 3.3V) you
can easily damage the mainboard of your iSeries when plugging
around some PCI cards of another manufacturer.

Sorry, no adaptec controllers, no D-Link cards, no ....

HTH,
Philipp

Przemek Anuszek schrieb:

Hi all

Anyone tried to use Adapted HVD 2944 SCSi card in AS/400 ?

regards
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