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Best SCSI adapter to use with Seagate Cheetah ST318452LC

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I'm new to SCSI and I felt I needed a performance boost in my app load times so I and at the same time a friend of mine handed down a Cheetah ST318452LC.  I just wanted to know what the best adapter to use with this HD was.  I looked up some info on SCSI drives and came up more confused than anything with all the different types of SCSI and what works with what and what won't.  Maybe someone here can help me figure out what to do to get me up and running with my new HD.  Also, I was wondering if I would need to get some kind of cable converter because most of the adapters I looked at were 50 and/or 68 pin but the HD is 80 pin.  Thanks for any help you can give.
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this is a ultra-scsi-wide hdd.
get a controller for the same
adaptec, promise are the widely available brands..
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this is the comparision chart
it all mentions 68 pin and 50 pins, but i guess your 80 pin uses differential, if i am not wrong.
http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/prodfamilymatrix.html?sess=no&language=English+US&family=SCSI&cat=%2fTechnology%2fSCSI%2fSCSI+for+Servers

looking out for convertors now
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If it's 80 pin it's probably a  hot swappable SCSI drive.  This is designed for server operations.  Industrial strength stuff.

Convertors exist as detailed by kiranghaq to convert it to standard 68 pin SCSI cables and you can use a SCSI card to then access it normally.

Adaptec are the most well known SCSI card company and they have the product for you.  Here

http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/prodtechindex.html?sess=no&language=English+US&cat=%2fTechnology%2fSCSI
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