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SCSI-2 and different drives

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I have a 100% adaptec compatable SCSI-2 card and I was wondering if hard drives like Ultra Wide SCSI, SCSI-3, Wide SCSI and others would work on my SCSI-2 card
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Yes it would work. However, you will need special cable adapters to interchange the connections for SCSI-1,2, and 3. Fast SCSI, Wide SCSI, Ultra-Wide SCSI, and Fast Ultra-Wide SCSI are all different variations on SCSI-3.
Also, you will lose the capabilities that SCSI-3 provides, if you connect to a SCSI-2 card. For example, if you connect a SCSI-3 hard drive to your SCSI-2 card, it will work, but only at the SCSI-2 speed of 10MB on an 8-bit bus, instead of the 20MB.
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if you're going to use ultrawide SCSI drives, get an adapter that supports it. you would be loosing way too much performance otherwise! Anyway, one of those adapters only costs a little bit more than a SCSI-2 version, and you can connect up to 15 devices!

Greetz,
Simon
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