Compaq Smart Array 3200 Controller as a SCSI Controller

Jason Howe jason at
Tue Jul 14 12:57:52 CDT 2020

On 7/14/20 10:47 AM, Ali via cctalk wrote:
> This may be a bit too new for this list but I thought what the heck - maybe
> one of you Compaq/DEC/HP guys would know:
> Is there any reason a Smart Array controller can't be used as a simple SCSI
> controller? I.E. No array, just using it to drive a tape library? TIA!
> -Ali
All the Smart Array controllers, to my knowledge, have the ability to 
run as a JBOD, so I imagine that would work. The biggest issue I've 
found with older SA controllers, is getting them configured (and driver 
support for really old ones on modern OSes).


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