Compaq Smart Array 3200 Controller as a SCSI Controller

Ali cctalk at
Tue Jul 14 19:04:22 CDT 2020

> Nope. I don’t remember any Smart Array controllers supporting
> passthrough tapes until much later on. You just need a Wide Ultra 2 or
> 3 adapter for libraries, eg 154457-B21. There’s no mention of tape
> support in the install manual either.

Thanks. I actually needed a dual port beasty so I am going to throw in an Adaptec 39160. The MSL5026 won't even come close to taxing the Adaptec but it has a Compaq ROM and is directly supported by SmartStart.


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