On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 6:45 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote: > On 04/07/11 10:23 AM, Kevin Thorpe wrote: >> The only PCI-X card I have is an old ICP Vortex RAID controller and >> the Dell hangs with that installed (BIOS is disabled). >> >> It's only for a tape drive so performance isn't really an issue. > > parallel scsi is becoming somewhat archaic, and probably getting harder > to find, but I've always liked the LSI Logic scsi cards. > > for PCI-X, that would be a LSI-U320, and for PCI-E X4, a LSU20320IE > (both those have internal and external and external connectors on the > same U320 SCSI channel) Thanks. I'd seen the supported hardware list but I already know the Vortex works just fine under linux and has for ages. Shame the Dell doesn't boot with it in. As for the archaic bit this is a brand new LTO 3 drive so it's not something from a rummage sale. I'd have had a SATA one if it was available.