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I have the money and i think I'll go with SCSI on my high end system. It seems like it will be more durable and I like the fact that multiple devices on the same chain can all communicate at the same time. I've never really dealt with SCSI (although a friend of mine has it and he says it's great) so I don't know where to start. There seem to be lots of different SCSI versions. Can someone please reccomend which version to use as well as a good controler card and harddrive. I've looked at pricewatch.com and it seems like I can get a decent one (35GB) for about $200. What are the key factors in determining which drive to buy (RPM, etc).
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I would recommend either an Adaptec 19160  http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?prodkey=ASC-19160&cat=%2fTechnology%2fSCSI%2fSCSI+for+High-Performance+PCs or an Adaptec 29160N

Adaptec is pretty much the leader in SCSI right now, but if you want to save some cash, try the Tekram units http://www.tekram.com/hot_products.asp?Product=DC-390U3_Series

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ok, any reccomendations on harddrives?
(note: the card must be os independent)
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Seagate hard drives kick ass, my reasoning for this is that if I ever have a failure with a SCSI drive, I can fire out an email to my local Seagate warranty center, and usually within 24hrs I have an RMA number.  In my case, I can either ship this thing out, or I can drive 30min to the warranty center and pick it up myself.

I LOVE this!

it might be slightly different in your case (: but I stand by Segate 100%.  They have a wide range of drives, and it would be best to check out their website for more info.  www.seagate.com
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this may help you     http://www.scsilibrary.com/
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the best drive to buy 'll be seagate barracud with 7200 RPM with 40 GB instead of going in for a SCSI hard drive.
and the price is also not too high .
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akil hegde  please see at the bottom of this page comments vr answers and next time submit as comment...   zxcv you can unlock this question by rejecting the proposed answer  
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