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Quiz time again - unknown extension card

Jorg

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well, title says it all, any ideas what this is?
 

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Regardless of what the idiots at RG say, it's an async comms card. The large ICs are 16450s; the one pictured on the RG websidte has the 4-port daughterboard attached, giving a total of 8 serial ports.
Tsk, tsk, Chuck; dontcha know that if it's on a web site then it must be gospel? Surely you're not suggesting that some information found on the Internet is incorrect or misleading?
 

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Recycledgoods said:
This item is used and has been tested to be in good working condition.
Although the item in question is currently sold out, since they previously tested it (as a SCSI controller?) and found it to be working, it got to work both as a serial communication card and SCSI controller? Maybe if you tie multiple serial ports together, it can be used to hook up some SCSI drive? :p
 

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tested to be in good working condition

Means that they plugged it into a PC and it didn't erupt in a cloud of magic smoke.

Sort of like those logic analyzers sold without pods and terminals without keyboards being billed on eBay as "working". I've always wondered how they could tell--tea leaves, chicken bones, today's horoscope?
 

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Although the item in question is currently sold out, since they previously tested it (as a SCSI controller?) and found it to be working, it got to work both as a serial communication card and SCSI controller?

As Chuck said, that means the computer booted with it installed, and it didn't catch fire in the 15 seconds they had it powered on. It's the common eBay-style definition of "tested".

Kinda like how "untested" generally means "it probably won't still be on fire when it arrives".
 

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Although the item in question is currently sold out, since they previously tested it (as a SCSI controller?) and found it to be working, it got to work both as a serial communication card and SCSI controller? Maybe if you tie multiple serial ports together, it can be used to hook up some SCSI drive? :p

Well I believe Hargle can get that to work..
 
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