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 ....
Przemek Anuszek schrieb:
Anyone tried to use Adapted HVD 2944 SCSi card in AS/400 ?
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