[rescue] SCSI/IDE laptop adapters

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Aug 28 08:22:53 CDT 2007

>From: Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk>
>Date: 2007/08/28 Tue AM 02:46:35 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] SCSI/IDE laptop adapters

>On 28 Aug 2007, at 02:01, Eric Webb wrote:
>> So I see information about the drives, but I don't see anyone that  
>> has plain
>> racks for these things (e.g., so you could convert 3 x 5.25" bays  
>> into 4-5
>> 2.5" slots or something like that).  Have these things made it into  
>> that
>> market yet?
>You can already get racks that let you put five 3.5" disks into three  
>5.25" bays. Why bother with expensive low-capacity 2.5" disks when  
>you're not getting the space saving?
>See, e.g.:

I can see a use for 4x 2.5" SATA drives in a single 5 1/4" bay - RAID 5 with a hot spare in a small form-factor server - but the price premium for those 2.5" SATA makes this only appealing in certain applications...

With 3x 5 1/4" bays, you could accomodate up to 12x 2.5" drives, but it will cost you $$$


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