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I recently got my hands on a ton of older computer guts...some of it was pretty darn good, but most will probally eventually find its way to the land fill.

Any way, I am now the (proud?) owner of 16 of these old SCSI drives. They are only 7200RPM and 9.1 gigs in size. I looked them up and found some info out http://sillworks.com/product_info.php?products_id=1184 and it says they are only 40MB/s. I don't think they are that old that they would be worse then 66ultra IDE drives. Or are they?

AND...

They can come out of the hot swap cases and then they look like a normal SCSI drive, but I haven't had enough experience with SCSI to be able to tell if its 68 pin or 80 pin...or if these hard drives will even work with out the hot plug cases. I am fairly certain that they are 68 pin drives. Can I just get a controler card and run these?
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You can get SCSI controllers pretty cheap so give it a go... If they're dead then toss them or make some modern art with them and return the controller. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Ty Auchter
You can get SCSI controllers pretty cheap so give it a go... If they're dead then toss them or make some modern art with them and return the controller. Good luck!
modern art lol.
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