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Great deal on SCSI drives for your DAW!


miroslav

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These are and older model...and they are 80pin server drives, so you need to get the $5 adapter to turn them into a 68pin...

...but they are only $33 for a 73GB 10k drive...!!!

Brand new drives at Hyper Microsystems! These were intended for high-end A/V applications.

 

I just bought 4 of them...two will go right into my computer...and another two will go into an external SCSI enclosure to be used for backups.

 

http://www.hypermicro.com/product.asp?pf_id=HDSE309

miroslav - miroslavmusic.com

 

"Just because it happened to you, it doesn't mean it's important."

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Hey Griff...you've got your old avatar back! :thu:

 

Well...SCSI is an "acquired taste". ;)

You don't see SCSI in any off-the-shelf home systems...or in any of your typical workstations...especially these days, as everything is going SATA...

...and because SCSI is more expensive.

 

But I kinda' grew up with SCSI drives...always had them in the high-end multimedia workstations at my day gig...

...so when I got my studio DAW...I went with SCSI.

 

I was just amazed at how inexpensive these Cheetahs were!

They probably cost $300-$400 when they were first introduced.

 

I've been running a pair of 36GB Fujitsu SCSI drives...and then backing up to an external 160GB Lacie USB drive...but since my system has the older USB 1.1...it takes a long time to transfer several GB...

...plus, as my projects grow...the 36GB drives are running out of working space.

 

Now I can have a pair of 73GB drives inside the DAW...and another pair on the external SCSI bus. :cool:

That will fix both space and backup speed issuesand I will still use the Lacie for archival backups, along with the DVD burner.

 

Anywayif you use SCSI$33 is about as low as you will ever see for these kind of drives!

miroslav - miroslavmusic.com

 

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Oh believe me, dude. I'm all about some Scuzzy action, but I just haven't had the money to drop a controller into my system.

 

Hell, it's been hard enough trying to get Windoze to handle a simple IDE RAID (I have an onboard controller for that!) never mind an extra controller with more drives...

 

However, I may just have to try and scratch up some cash for those. I've been looking into some SCSI-onboard mobos for my next upgrade - nothing wrong with having the drives already here...

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