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I've got a dell poweredge 1600SC 2400MHz xeon server with 120GB IDE disk and I want to add another disk to it.

I was thinking that it would make sense to put a scsi disk in it. But anything that works will do.

Device manager tells me it has the following devices:

          LSI Logic Inc Logic PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI Host Adapter
          Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller##(Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)

Can I buy a scsi disk and connector cable, or do I have to stick with IDE ?

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"LSI Logic Inc Logic PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI Host Adapter" - By reading this sentence, I guess you can use SCSI disk without any problem.

http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pedge_1600sc?c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=dfb

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