Good 36 GB SCSI hard drive; was: recommend a good SCSI adapter

Good 36 GB SCSI hard drive; was: recommend a good SCSI adapter

Post by Matt Garma » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 10:11:15



Ahh, that looks good enough for me. It uses the Symbios/LSI 53c1010
chip, which appears to be supported by the sym53c8xx_2 driver in Linux
(can anyone verify this?).

By the way, newegg.com has that card (bare, card only) for $38!


So while I'm at it, can anyone recommend a good 10k RPM 36 GB SCSI hard
drive? Right now I'm looking at the Fujitsu MAP3367NP.

I'm making the assumption that pretty much any SCSI drive will be more
reliable than an IDE drive. Performance isn't the issue, reliability is
my main concern. I've been prompted to go SCSI because I'm *scared* of
IDE: I'm currently RMA'ing my *fourth* Western Digial wd1200jb drive
(IDE). I've had one good one and four bad ones. My main system is
running on the one good one; I no longer trust it. The four bad ones
were supposed to go in my other computer to be the live backup! The
other computer already runs off of SCSI. I figured I'll be safe and
actually run my main system of SCSI as well. The IDE will be demoted to
simple data storage.

Thanks everyone!
Matt

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Good 36 GB SCSI hard drive; was: recommend a good SCSI adapter

Post by R.Mariotti » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 11:09:34

On Wed, 08 Oct 2003 01:11:15 GMT, Matt Garman





We use IBM/Hitachi Ultrastar SCSI drives. Currently about $170 for a
36GB U320 drive at www.cdw.com

 
 
 

Good 36 GB SCSI hard drive; was: recommend a good SCSI adapter

Post by Johan Kull » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 22:37:54

Matt Garman < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:



Hey, nice find! I looked there and saw a chenbro 3 drive SCA
enclosure for $120. The reason I mention it is that you can find lots
of last year's model SCA drives for less than the 68 pin ones.


Nod. I see that newegg has that one at $146 which isn't at all bad.


I've had very good luck with my SCSI drives. I have about 6-7
purchased over the past 5 years -- including a used Fujitsu which has
got to be going on 8 years.

But then I haven't had as bad luck as you with my IDE drives. The one
IDE I've had to die was also a Western Digital. However, *any* drive
can go out and others will have bad luck with some other brand and
swear by WD.


Ack. Fierce story of bad drives.

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Good 36 GB SCSI hard drive; was: recommend a good SCSI adapter

Post by John-Paul » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 23:53:36


Yes. The 53c1010 works with the sym53c8xx drivers. I've been using one
for a couple of years.


Have a look at http://www.yqcomputer.com/ 'll tell you more
than you ever wanted to know about hard drives.