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Old 01-30-03, 03:20 PM
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IDE drives riding on a SCSI bus

A company has come out with a $69 adapter that will allow an IDE drive to be added to a SCSI chain.

I guess if you only have SCSI, or have your IDE channels filled and also have SCSI (like me), it could be useful. It's interesting at least.

http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/20030130/index.html
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Good idea but too expensive. I wish they included a benchmark in a multitasking environment.
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Originally posted by zuffy
Good idea but too expensive. I wish they included a benchmark in a multitasking environment.
ditto.
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If you need it for the reasons I listed above, it doesn't seem that bad. Being able to add a 120GB drive to a SCSI system for a total of about $150 seems very reasonable to me.
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If you need it for the reasons I listed above, it doesn't seem that bad. Being able to add a 120GB drive to a SCSI system for a total of about $150 seems very reasonable to me.
wouldn't it be cheaper to get an ide controller? i guess if you used all your PCI slots, then this would be a good option.

also, can you comment on the speed of this thing, compared to using a regular IDE channel?
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If you need it for the reasons I listed above, it doesn't seem that bad. Being able to add a 120GB drive to a SCSI system for a total of about $150 seems very reasonable to me.
Not bad at all if you manage to get the hdd deals. Beside the multitasking benchmark, I really like to see how it performance in a RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or just 2 or more IDEs converted to SCSI in the same channel. Will the CPU utilization even out between IDE vs SCSI as the I/O get more intense?

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