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Old 05-03-2005, 11:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Stick with SATA, I've never had any unreliability problems with any reputable company, and it's not like SATA drives are failing left and right.

Look at the facts, regardless of how faster an interface is, the data transfer speed is determined by the speed of the drive. You will NEVER have any drive pumping out more than 100MB/s in any real world application. Don't be decieved by SiSandra benches, if you look beyond those to any real world application the transfer rates drop like a rock.
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get a single 300gb maxtor sata.. They have liquid bearings so they're ultra quiet. They also bench right up there with raptors.. 300gb should be enough to tide you over for awhile.

then get a dvd burner, nero express (should come with the dvd drive) and acronis(29.95 for the full version). Make backups of your system onto dvd.
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Old 05-04-2005, 07:27 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I will never buy Maxtor... THEY ARE KNOWN TO FAIL AFTER THE WARRANTY RUNS OUT...
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Old 05-04-2005, 07:37 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Yeah maxtor maybee a bit faster but the above is true

They often during the warranty, but its not the 100$ hard drive, it's thje 1000$ of data and vacation photo's
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:22 AM   #25 (permalink)
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OK, after a guy on another forum informed me that PCI-X (which is NOT PCI Express) will not work on a normal non server motherboard (DFI Lanparty SLI-DR) the card I had selected, which was perfect, I had to find a PCI SCSI card.
I think it should work, will it?

http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16816118001

Here is the makers product literature...

http://www.lsilogic.com/files/docs/m...-1_Final_2.pdf

Thanks for help...

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Old 05-04-2005, 11:35 AM   #26 (permalink)
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that card wont work in your motherboard, unless you have a server type mobo. That card is a 64-bit PCI and or Elongated PCI card.
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You sure? Is there anything that will work with a normal nF4 motherboard??

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Old 05-04-2005, 12:11 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I am 100% sure. Just take a look at how long that interface is on the card.


http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16816103154

This is the card you want. But it is only Ultra160. Not quite as good as 320 but it will still perform better.

If you really want a SCSI setup that is U320 you need to overhaul your whole computer system. Like a new mobo and new cpu's. Not really worth it.
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Damn! Forget it then... I HATE YOU SCSI, ITS MUTUAL!!!

LOL, too bad...

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Old 05-04-2005, 02:11 PM   #30 (permalink)
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BUT, that will that work with a normal 68pin SCSI drive? It is 50 pin external, and 68 pin LVD internal, does the LVD change anything?

Sheesh, this is harder to learn than most other hardware components.

Can you link something that will work? Although I won't bother to fuss with it ( ), but my friend needs a SCSI drive for a music making program he has.

Help would be appreciated...

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