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Re: ATA card

Prasanth Kumar wrote:

On Fri, 2004-06-11 at 14:26 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:

Jeff Vian wrote:

Rick Stevens wrote:

Jeff Vian wrote:

James Kosin wrote:

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Homer wrote:
|     Ok, out of space in the onboard ATA controller... Looking for
| recommendations for a PCI ATA card... Doesn't need RAID or anything,
| just well supported in FC2 to add more drives...

You should really be looking at SCSI if you want more drives. With SCSI
you can have up to 7+ drives.

Scsi2 is up to 8 devices. Ultra-scsi is up to 16 devices per controller. Most modern controllers and drives are ultra-scsi.

I just recently built a box with 9 scsi drives on a single controller. The price was right and the biggest problem was a case capable of holding that many drives. 18GB scsi drives are readily available for about $10 each.

<tongue-in-cheek> Really? Where? $10! Wow! </tongue-in-cheek>

Methinks he means $100 and that's rather optimistic. I'd say about
$180 or so (US dollars).

Hey Rick,

Try :-) http://www.softwareandstuff.com/hdwstorage.html :-)

I was not kidding.....

According to that you aren't.  These are new?  Not refurbished or
"ripped out of old machines"?  Geeze!  :-O  (bookmarked!)
- Rick Stevens, Senior Systems Engineer     rstevens vitalstream com -
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This store is somewhat near my workplace. I go there once in a while.
Lots of neat stuff sometimes. Most of the stuff is surplus. Some new and
some used stuff. Mostly obsolete by today's standards. At $10 it is
probably a refurbished drive at best.

Each item says new or refurbished. Shop at your own discretion.

However, for $10 each you can afford to have some percentage bad and still pay less than new prices for the good ones. I have had good luck with the drives. YMMV

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