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Old 05-08-2008, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was cleaning out my closet and found 5 Seagate ST34572WC drives ("4.3 - GB WIDE - ULTRA SCSI", 80-pin SCA). There anything useful I can do with them for cheap?

EDIT Crap, wrong section. Could a mod please move this to Other?
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moved to Other Computer HW Topics. there really isn't that much you can do with those unless you happen to have some old server stuff laying around and want to mess around with RAID for fun.
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Get the magnets off of it. 4.5GB is pretty useless.
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4.5GB is more useful to me than some strong magnets :P Im considering putting together an http/ftp server when I move out, instead of paying for http hosting. Are 80-pin scsi controllers affordable? Or for that matter, what would be the cheapest way to hook up all five to a normal mobo? Im thinking of going RAID5 for a total of around 17GB - anyone have other suggestions?
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SCSI cards are pretty expensive.
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yeah even second hand ancient models still fetch a fair price.
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they do not make such a thing (80 pin controllers)

80 SCA is for hot swappable backplanes.
but what you could do is get 80 -> 68pin adapters for all of them
they are like 6 bucks a piece
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You'll probably spend more getting those drives up and running, and invest considerible time, than you would just buying a $50 250gb SATA drive.
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Time isnt a big deal, since it doesnt cost me anything, but youre right, it probably wouldnt be cheap to find a SCSI controller. Ill keep my eyes open though. Most of them would have some sort of hardware RAID built in, right?

Adaptec AAA-131U2 SCSI RAID Controller Card & Cable - (eBay.ca item 280224749756 end time 13-May-08 16:12:48 EDT)

Thats exactly what I need, except for the adapters.
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Sell them.
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