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SCSI drive - how to use in a PC

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I have 2 SCSI drives that I have come across in a obsolete sun workstation. Picture of the top of it is below, but I want to use them in a PC. Anyone know how or if I can do this? I suppose I will need a SCSI PCI card like Adaptec and some scsi ribbon.
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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http://i45.tinypic.com/5cwxtt.jpg
http://i48.tinypic.com/1pc6dy.jpg
#2
Yes a SCSI PCI Card and ribbon should do the trick - I know I have both in the garage somewhere and would be more than happy to post these to you should you need them. Feel free to let me know,
#3
I think there's quite a few SCSI variants but I don't know what compatibility is like.

The other issue is that they may not be using a filesystem that windows understands. Not an issue if you just want the drives but if you want the data on them you'll have to work out how to read that.
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scotsann
Yes a SCSI PCI Card and ribbon should do the trick - I know I have both in the garage somewhere and would be more than happy to post these to you should you need them. Feel free to let me know,


Cheers, I've got some ribbons, just need a card i think, seen a few adaptec on ebay which are meant to be decent but don't know if they are the right type for these drives etc..... think i need to do a bit of reading up on the specs

EndlessWaves
I think there's quite a few SCSI variants but I don't know what compatibility is like.

The other issue is that they may not be using a filesystem that windows understands. Not an issue if you just want the drives but if you want the data on them you'll have to work out how to read that.


nothing on there that i really need, has solaris on it which i won't be using.
#5
zaheer2003
Cheers, I've got some ribbons, just need a card i think, seen a few adaptec on ebay which are meant to be decent but don't know if they are the right type for these drives etc..... think i need to do a bit of reading up on the specs



nothing on there that i really need, has solaris on it which i won't be using.


I'll check tomorrow what I have and post back - if the card is any good you can have it for free - it's been ages since I got involved in SCSI, so I'll see what i can find
#6
Cheers for your help, this is the other end of the drive, looks to be a 68-pin LVD?
http://i49.tinypic.com/25juiwl.jpg
#7
i'll jump in & say ive got a card in front of me now. just took it out of my old server other day. its Adaptec SCSI 39160came out of a dell poweredge. can have it for a fiver delivered. let me know & i'll do the right thing & create a post under FS/FT. can have it in the post tomorrow 1st class....
#8
thanks lanc_red, i don't know much about these drives etc, so i need to make sure everything will work and that i have the right stuff. the pic above is the only connector on the whole drive, where does the power cable go to power the drive?
#9
drives are powered from the SCSI card. well if u used my card it would be
#10
i'll see what scotsann has got so let you know tomorrow ....

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