How to Connect SCSI Ultra3 to PC

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by shahed26, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. shahed26

    shahed26 MDL Novice

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  2. Blindbat

    Blindbat MDL Novice

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    Cable for these drive is an 80 pin cable that is serial ( links each drive in chain to the SCSI Controller).

    Before you go any further with this - I do not know what you plans are but why would you install 4 drives in your PC , and said drives are only 18 Gigabytes capacity which if you use a Raid 0 set up for example will give you a Total Capacity of a HUGE 72 Gigabytes of storage!????


    Pssttt here is the free tip of the day for you - A pci SCSI Raid controller will cost you around $400+ , that does not include the cable and exclude the headaches you will have installing all of it and not attaining the transfer rate that said drives are design for as you pci bandwith will trottle you back.

    Example: look here-->superwarehouse.com/SCSI_Raid_Controller_Cards/c3/2330

    Now , for $400 dollars would you not prefer to have 4 TERABYTES :eek: of storage, supported by the mobo design that you have ie: SATA !

    look here-->newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136317


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    Welcome to my world, put those proprietary out of date SCSI drives back on sale on Ebay and jump into the 21st Century !:D
     
  3. shahed26

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    #4 shahed26, Nov 12, 2009
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    Thanks Bigfoot for your detailed help. Really appreciate it:D

    EDIT:
    That SCSI card you mentioned above is for only PCI-X? Because my motherboard does not have PCI-X slot
     
  4. bigfoot15

    bigfoot15 MDL Member

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    The card is backwards compatible with pci.
     
  5. shahed26

    shahed26 MDL Novice

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    Ok, thanks again.:D