What does an SCSI controller do?

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  1. GoldRanger

    GoldRanger New Member

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    Lookin to retrofit a dinosaur server for personal use/storage

    In the description, says it needs a SCSI controller to operate, and i have no idea what one is?

    Can somebody tell me what it does, and if its a PITA to install?
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    just glancing at it, i bet it already has one since it comes with 2 SCSI drives. SCSI is a different interface to transfer data to your devices. Your harddrive is probably IDE, SCSI is completely different. I don't know how much use you'll get out of that thing as far as storage goes... it's only got 6.4GB of space unless you buy more drives. And even then, a large IDE drive would be a much cheaper solution for ya. :)
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Glance a little harder ;)

    It's just another card that fits in the PCI slot - easy to install. But unless you have a spare controller lying around, I wouldn't touch this
     
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    scsi controller?

    it controlls scsi's duh! :fawk: :big grin:
     
  5. GoldRanger

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    I was lookin on ebay, and they range from like $6.95 untouched to like $105 with heavy bidding

    Do i need a special one, or will any work? :dunno:
     
  6. NoLiving

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    That's the problem, there are many different versions of SCSI, you need to find out exactly what type your drive is or you're going to risk it not working, or get worse performace because you have to get an adapter.
     

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