Info - definition of different types of scsi
Posted on 2006-06-04
Having recently suffered a hard disk fault, I would like to know more about
SCSI cards and drives before I buy a replacement. I need a recommendation
and some info...
I have adaptec 2940UW + 2x 36GB UW scsi hard disks + 2x scsi ultra cdrom drives.
It seems hard to find a replacement old UW hard disk on Ebay and I can't afford to
buy any new scsi drives. But I saw some Ultra 160 and 320 drives for sale and also
some adaptec cards.
What is the difference in connectors between the drives I have and those Ultra3
drives (what does 160 and 320 mean). Do I need special cables for those drives
and would they work off my 2940UW card or would I need to buy some other
scsi controller card?
What is the cheapest option going to be?
Thanks for any advice! (don't feel you need to answer all these questions in order
for me to accept an answer.