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SATA Drives and SCSI Ports


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:25 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm planning on buying this hard drive (or something similar) since I'm planning on upgrading to Windows 7 soon. However, I realize that I'm currently using SCSI drives (their models, according to Device Manager, are Seagate ST336607LW SCSI Disk Device and Fujitsu MAP3147NP SCSI Disk Device), both plugged in to a SCSI controller labelled as Adaptec AIC-7902 - Ultra320 SCSI in Device Manager. I googled a bit about SATA drives and SCSI ports, but all I found are stuff about SCSI to IDE/SATA/USB adaptors. So, my question is, is it possible to install a SATA drive into a SCSI port? Please note that I'm still planning on using the Fujitsu SCSI drive as my system drive when I install Windows 7, while I'll use the new drive as my personal drive.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: Updated the SCSI controller's name.

Edited by Lloyd T, 15 July 2010 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:47 PM

Going to hell for this, bit I will make a couple of assumptions:

You are using a server motherboard. The Adaptec controller is onboard/built in and you don't have IDE or SATA.

Easiest route is to get a SATA controller and plug it into a spare PCI slot, as an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....o%20SATA%20Card

If this setup is still in a 1U case, then we might have problems. What motherboard, what case?

Edited by dpunisher, 15 July 2010 - 02:49 PM.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:59 PM

I'm not entirely sure, but I am using a computer identical to this.

EDIT: Actually, I think it may be cheaper and easier to just buy a new computer rather than upgrading my current one. Thanks for your help, though.

Edited by Lloyd T, 15 July 2010 - 03:12 PM.





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