They will work together. You may have some difficults booting certain
OS's off the SCSI disks, when combined with IDE disks. Also, this may
be specific to the SCSI Adapter you purchase to drive your scsi devices.
Key point when deciding on a SCSI adapter, that I have found. Buy a quality
adapter, cheep one's just don't do the job you want. A decent scsi adapter
for a "workstation" will cost you about $200. The scsi disks are coming
down in price and if you look, you can find them for the same price as IDE.
Case in point, I picked up a 2gig seagate for 199. Other scsi devices are
notably more expensive. Specifically CDRom's.. and of course you can run
good scanners or tape devices off ide :)
: Hello, I'm thinking of buying a new computer and I'm not
: sure I really want to get SCSI at this moment, but may definitely
: want to upgrade in the future. Can anyone tell me whether
: it is possible to have both IDE drives and SCSI drives working
: together -- or are the two mutually exclusive?
: Chris Jones
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