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Anyone recommend a good SCSI controller

mr_t25 asked
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
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?


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?

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


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

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