I currently own an AD-7200A but need to choose a drive for a new PC. I have been very happy with the AD-7200A, so thought I would stick with Optiarc again.
However, there seem to be a few Optiarc models currently available. I can currently choose between either the AD-7260S or the new AD-7280S, but is the AD-7280S better than the AD-7260S? As it appears to have only half the buffer memory? (I did read through the scans thread, but dont really know how to interpret the results)
Also, I have read that the chipset manufacturer has changed from NEC to Renesas, but since Renesas merged with NEC last year, is this still an NEC chipset just rebranded, or an entirely different chipset?
Lastly, should I perhaps be considering any older Optiarc drives, like the AD-7200S or AD-7240S? Taking into consideration that I would have to buy them used.
Thanks in advance for any advice/info