View Full Version : SCSI makes me crazy
10-22-2001, 06:51 PM
I just got a great deal on a 10K RPM hard drive, its a
Wide Ultra2 SCA LVD SCSI Hard Drive
I don't know what half of that means, and have not been able to find a controller which lists this as a supported device. Is this some kind of wierd hard drive? Where can i get a controller for it?
10-22-2001, 08:40 PM
get a SCA adapter...check
haven't used scsi in a while...so i'm not sure what card you need for LVD, mebbe someone else will help
10-23-2001, 04:53 AM
Well, LVD is good - that's pretty much the standard for SCSI drives these days (low voltage differential - it's the drive type).
However, SCA may give you a problem - SCA is Single Connector Attachment, which means the drive was intended for use in a hot swap backplane. This is where you just slide the drive into the front of a server or drive array or whatever, and the single connector makes the data AND power connections.
What you need is an 80-pin to 68-pin adapter (SCA is 80 pins, and most SCSI adapters these days are 68-pin). I've never bought one of these however - perhaps someone else has done this conversion?
10-23-2001, 05:17 AM
Originally posted by Jeffbx
What you need is an 80-pin to 68-pin adapter (SCA is 80 pins, and most SCSI adapters these days are 68-pin). I've never bought one of these however - perhaps someone else has done this conversion? I ran a couple of SCA drives w/adapters for awhile and had no problems with them. Here's what you're looking for: http://www2.warehouse.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=VW23483&cat=pc
10-23-2001, 11:12 AM
$45 for that adaptor! makes my HD deal seem less.... good.
same item (0r comparable) for $11
I got a 9gig Ultra2 wide SCA LVD (10,000 RPM!) drive for $41
I Thought it was a fatty deal, so here it is: (ebay auction)
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