View Full Version : New Adaptec 39160 SCSI card

Ron Galbraith
12-05-1999, 07:00 PM
Any comments on the new card from Adaptec? I'm putting a new system together, and was going to go with a dual channel 3940UW, but noticed that Adaptec has come out with a newer faster 2 channel version which is more compatable with the newer drives. I've already ordered it, so I sure hope its compatable with PT. On the Adaptec web site the are touting it as being faster than fibre Channel. I'll comment once I get it. Digi, are you guys testing this card?

[This message has been edited by Ron Galbraith (edited 12-06-99).]

Steve Rosenthal
12-06-1999, 10:52 AM
We will be testing it shortly.

Bear in mind that the higher burst rate is not only not necessary for Pro Tools, but will likely cause PCI bus traffic problems that will hamper PT's performance. The recommended bus speed for any SCSI controller with Pro Tools is 20MB/sec, which will reduce traffic on the PCI bus. This should be possible using the Adaptec PowerDomain control panel.

--Steve Rosenthal, Digidesign ETS