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Old 07-29-2008, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Maxtor ATLAS 10K IV 73GB hdd, any good?

I just moved into a new place and the previous tenants left behind this hdd:






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Here's the stuff on the label:

Maxtor ATLAS IV
10K RPM
3.5 Series
Ultra320 SCSI
73GB

So my question is, should I save this and use it in my new build as a second hdd or am I better off selling it? I believe it's a SATA connection but idk, thanks for any help.
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SCSI drives are suppose to be faster than sata, i'd use it to have my OS on it for fast start up times... I think they use a different connector than sata though
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You will have to purchase a SCSI controller card that supports a Ultra320 drive, and that isn't cheap, be cheaper to purchase a 10k raptor drive.
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EWWW i just looked at those controllers, $200+ for them. If i was you i would just sell the drive then buy a 640gb western digital drive..by looks of it, that drive is probably worth like $75-100
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Where would I sell something like this? I was thinking ebay but I hate paypal so...
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fleabay or forums are your best bet. but usually fleabay will get you the most money
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it has been sooo long since i have dabbled in enterprise servers and storage configs..

but those drives are SCA drives.. meaning they will only work in a hot swappable storage cage.


but you can get an adapter for $15 off ebay, get a controller and you will be set. But after spending that money you would of already spent enough money to afford a decent SATA drive.
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