On Sun, 30 Sep 2012, TeoZ wrote:
From: "Liam Proven" <lproven at
During the ongoing clearout, I've found some
controller cards. By the look of it, there are some SCSI 2 host
adaptors - they have high-density 50-pin connectors on their backplates
- and what might be ESDI controllers.
If you have any EISA caching controllers (SCSI or IDE),
The only caching controllers I remember for the EISA bus were made by
BusTek/BusLogic, Promise Technologies, and Tekram, none of which were full
It sounds more like an Adaptec AHA-1740A/1742A/1744 EISA SCSI card. The
174x is an interesting design, but for actual use today, a 1540CP/1542CP
(high density 50-pin connector) or 1540CF/1542CF (50-pin blue-ribbon
connector) might be a better choice since the performance of the 174x EISA
boards was a little lacking. Other options could be the 1540B/1542B or
1540C/1542C ISA boards or the later (and better performing) 274x series
video cards, or maybe a Targa 2000 let me know.
The Targa 2000 isn't EISA either, nor does it have a 50-pin connector on
the backplate. The Targa+ is closer, as a full-length extended height
16-bit ISA card. It also doesn't have 50-pin connectors, and instead has a
pair of DE-9 connectors on it's backplate for the video cables.
While on the subject, does anyone know where I can find a set of cables
for a Targa+? I picked up one of these last year minus its cables. It was
part of a large box of high end video boards and video capture boards I
bought from someone who was selling off a deceased relative's computer
stuff as "gold scrap". That lot of boards turned out to be one of the best
such lots I've ever bought.