> > Hyper microsystems <URL:http://www.hypermicro.com/> has an LSI logic
> > U160 for $69 (bare bones) and for $89 you can get one with cables and
> > such. Add shipping and handling fees and you are still under $100.
> 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!
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.
Quote:> 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.
Nod. I see that newegg has that one at $146 which isn't at all bad.
Quote:> I'm making the assumption that pretty much any SCSI drive will be more
> reliable than an IDE drive.
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.
Quote:> 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.
Ack. Fierce story of bad drives.