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Old 08-25-2005, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a Cheetah 10K rpm 18gb drive awhile back and never got around to messing with it. I was wanting to use it as a OS drive but dont have a controller card. My drive is an Ultra wide SCSI2 I believe, it may be a simple thing but has anyone really done this kinda thing before? What kinda card should I get? How much do they routinely cost? I built my own computer so I know a fair amount and am pretty sure I could do this but dont want to buy the wrong thing or something. Any help appreciated.

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Old 08-25-2005, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why did you buy a SCSI HDD at only 18gig and 10,000rpm's?
Controller cards are pretty damn expensive also. Anywhere from $100 to $2000...

You could have bought a 74GIG WD RAPTOR @10,000rpm for $165.00 and if you need it a SATA controller card for like $60.
You could have saved like $100.00 and got 74gig instead of 18gig?

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Old 08-25-2005, 09:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I have seen 30$ controller cards

Anyways, their's paralell port to SCSI adaptors as I use one to backup to a SCSI drive for off site storage. However this really nerfs your speed.
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i got the drive for like 18 bucks off ebay and it was brand new. I was young and foolish and though my Sweet *** Soyo had SCSI. I didnt spend much on it.
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