[Re: [SunRescue] Any experience with IDE to SCSI adapters???]
arnach at netscape.net
Sun Jun 18 22:15:33 CDT 2000
SCSI-to-IDE seems really stupid to me. What capacity of IDE drive are you
You should price the cost of $60 SCSI drives on, for instance, Ebay...you have
to consider the following facts with IDE drives and the adaptor..
1) Native SCSI is bound to be faster. (SCSI is just faster anyway)
2) Where are you going to put this adaptor..if you are talking about internal
SCSI drives its not going to work.
3) Chances are it won't work 100% correct and you'll have SCSI errors
4) You really won't be saving any money? Just buy SCSI drives.
-- Aaron Finley
"Patrick Giagnocavo" <a222 at redrose.net> wrote:
> > SCSI/IDE adapters are rare birds, and priced accordingly - you are being
> > optomisitc (IMHO) to consider the cost at $100. There is a company that
> > sells a SCSI/IDE adapter board for ntebook drives (for SPARCBook and
> > older Apple power mac applications) that sells for about $200 or more,
> > *if* you can find someone willing to sell them individually...
> > Try hitechcafe.com for low-cost drives that are SCSI,
> > HTH,
> > Ken
> Hi Ken,
> After digging on the Net some more, I came across:
> problem: these folks are in Australia, which is not a close source (since
> am in the USA).
> They list them at $99 AUD, which according to current exchange rates, is
> about $60 USD (plus shipping).
> Assuming I can find a US source, the price might even be less.
> Will keep digging some more...
> Patrick Giagnocavo
> a222 at redrose.net
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