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Anyone recommend a good SCSI controller

mr_t25
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I am considering purchasing a SCSI controller.

What make should I look for, what features should it support, how many devices will it support etc?
I am confused as to why one adaptor might cost $100 and another "good" one, $300.

I have an external zip drive that works like a dog, going to buy a CD-R, and soon maybe a SCSI hard drive.

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Thanks for that, very informative.

Briefly, I run several programs in my win'98 interface.  I have a stockmarket program open, recording share prices in real time, about 100 prices every 2 min, a real time stock market price quote software, MS Word, MS Excel, Netscape (3 screens) and Outlook Express open every weekday between 9am and 5pm.  The recording of share prices every 2 min beween morning and evening is probably putting a strain on the system, but is working surprising well so far.  I am using 64 EDO Ram, 200 mhz Cyrix 6x86.

However, when I set the system to record 2000 prices every 2 min for 8 hours, funnily enough the disk was thrashing like nobodys business.  I think it may have damaged 1 of my Western Digital hard drives, and another Quantum in the process.  Would a SCSI device really help me in this situation?  I graph a lot of stocks in real time, and therefore switching between applications can be a pain as the system is always requiring access to the hd, which of course is busy with saving data, beit 100 shares or 2000 shares every 2 mins.

I only have a 2 meg Diamond VRam card, but my new system next week will be a PII 400 mhz, 128 SD Ram, and a good graphics card (still deciding between Matrox G100 + Ochid R 3dfx Voodoo II 12 megs, or just an AGP Matrox G200 with 8 megs.  I play the odd game every few weeks, but of course business applications are more important.  Probably the G200?

Any more suggestions?

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Oh by the way, can I get my existing Zip drive to work with a SCSI interface, it its a parallel port one only?  People say I cant, but surely I can just plug this in the SCSI socket at the back, like any other port?


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You will need the iomega parallel to scsi adapter, because they are two different standards.

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Ok, could you comment on my 2nd and 3rd paragraph questions?

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