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How do I adapt an 80pin SCSI drive to work in a regular PC?

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The title says it all, really. I found a Fujitsu MAM3184MC 18GB 15k U160 80pin SCA-2 SCSI Hard Drive in a box of old computer components I was given.

I want to see if it still works, and possibly use it as a boot drive since it's big enough to hold Win7 and twice as fast as my Seagate Barracuda.

How can I connect this thing to my sigrig to see if it works? I'd prefer cheap solutions over expensive ones, as I don't know if it works.
 
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with an adaptor...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCSI_host_adapter
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000TN37I/ref=asc_df_B0000TN37I1878526?smid=A11UCBG7PC42ZG&tag=shopzilla_mp_1347-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B0000TN37I
Edited by Redwoodz - 1/29/12 at 5:48pm
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post #3 of 5
If you really want to, buy a PCI SCSI contorller card.

But seriously, it's old, relatively slow compared to modern disks, and most important, makes more noise than a jet taking off.
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Fair enough. Thanks for the info!
 
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Those drives were sooo expensive when new lol.
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