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Hard Drive Compatibility?:confused: SCSI to IDE or SATA?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by INeedGmail!!, Oct 14, 2007.

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  1. INeedGmail!!

    INeedGmail!! Thread Starter

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    Hello All,:)

    I just got my hands on a Compaq 36.4 gb hard drive (10k RPM). It has an scsi port connector but I don't know how to connect it to my ECS board which is fairly new (one of those SLI-status boards). (y) I might need a converter of some sort. The hard drive model is: BD0366459B , my board model is ECS 945-p ( http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/mainboard/ecs-945p-a-i945p.html ) .

    Thanks ahead of time. ;)
     
  2. saikee

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    According to this site
    You need

    (1) a SCSI-3 controller to be installed into the mobo
    (2) a Wide Ultra3SCSI cable

    You may get the hard disk cheap but could get rip off by the hardware needed to go with SCSI equipment.

    The Sata can be viewed as a poor man's SCSI but at least your mobo support 4 units out of the box. I doubt if a SCSI can be cheaper than Sata nowadays which is being retailed at GBP 0.128 per Gb. Thus the 36.4Gb unit would cost no more than GBP 4.65 in UK which, if being a Sata disk, is equivalent to approximately one imperial gallon of petrol. That amount of money will not be able to buy either one the above two attachments required to run the unit.

    Technically if you run a Sata Raid 0 to half the access time it should beat the SCSI disk performance hand down, I would have thought.
     
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