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SCSI hard drive data removal / recovery

From my DELL Dimension  670 old PC - which is now beyond economical repair -the MBO is faulty and the Power Supply intermittent
 - I have removed the Hard Drive and would like to retrieve my Data from it.
the Drive is a Maxtor ATLAS 3.5 SERIES ULTRA320 SCSI   36GB.
I have a kit which connects to SATA or IDE but not SCSI.
Any ideas on where to go next please?
I do not know if there is a suitable adaptor available?
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John Goodger

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Wow! Adaptec UsbXchange $200 on eBay, they are really like rocking horse sh*t! I'm keeping mine until it's worth $1000, won't be that long since they haven't made them for ages.
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Admittedly a faulty SCSI controller could kill the drive and lose the data but so could a new one if it's faulty. Short of buying a couple of old disks to test it with before connecting it to the disk with user data on it there isn't much you can do. There might be a local computer shop you can take it to, they won't charge DR rates just to read a working disk to a USB disk or big USB stick and they're bound to have a few old SCSI based PCs lying about.

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If I can get a CSCI PCI controller card in the UK do I need a lead to connect the drive to it?
I would fit the card into my windows 7 Desktop
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SCSI has all sorts of connectors and cabling options.  I can't begin to tell you what you need.  (Note if it is ancient disk you could have a high voltage differential drive, which will literally fry a HDD or controller if you are using low voltage differential).    You must look up the specs on the HDD by going to the manufacturer's site before buying anything.
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If it has an internal port then probably has the correct connector for the lead you can take out of your old PC. Do you have PCI slots available on your motherboard though or is it PCIe only?
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I can remove an existing PCI card to use the CSCI while I copy the data from it.
My main problem is find ing the correct card to use
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I have already removed the SCSI drive from the DELL and it says 68 pin Wide SCSI on the side of the drive
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Thank you - I think that I will do what  dlethe says although getting a controller will be my next challenge.
A link to a suitable one - even though it may not be available in the UK -  would really help.
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I removed the Plug/Lead from the motherboard  and it does have a 68 pin male plug . the lead is about 5 or 5 ft long with 3 more connectors in series. One has Foxconn Ultra 320 on it!
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Addaptec 7902w for £6:50 buy now will do in my last post above, check the pic to see it will plug into your motherboard. You may have PCI rather than PCI-X but that's OK although the rear block of connectors hangs over the motherboard so you have to check it won't foul anything.
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do you mean £5.60 not £6.50?
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There's several pages of them to go through, don't get anything over £15 total if from USA since the post office will charge you another £8 for handling VAT, easier to stick to your own country.
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Thank you.