WTB: SCSI laptop (2.5") hard drive

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WTB: SCSI laptop (2.5") hard drive

Title says it. The larger the better. Working of course.

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2.5 scsi hd

Wow, those are so rare; they're not even made anymore! The only one I have is in my PB100. Good luck finding one! Blum 3

You'd be better off getting a SCSI-IDE adapter and an IDE drive.

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rare indeed.

the only one I have is also in my PB100. the one in the 145 I aquired is an IDE with a SCSI adapter board strapped underneath. I heard those boards can only take up to 8gb. good luck indeed. I will fire up ebay and see how large these things get...

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a quick chec of ebay almost g

a quick chec of ebay almost gave me a heart attack. a 73gb 10,000 RPM SCSI laptop hard drive for $400.

on the lower end, somebody is selling a 1gb for $40.

in the middle, there is a nice IBM 36gb one here for 60 quid+10 for shipping. damn expensive.

good luck with that. if I had one, I would give it to you for free, just because they are SO expensive.

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scsi hd

I'm not sure, but I think those drives have different interfaces, digital.

On the other hand, macdan has a good page on scsi-ide adapters:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/macdan/pb_scsi_ata.html

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I would almost put money down

I would almost put money down that the 36Gb drive is meant to stand on edge with a bunch of tohers in a RAID setup in a rack mount case... 2.5" SCA just screams blade system RAID array to me.

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Re: SCSI drive search

I'm just looking for something a bit more modern than a 160MB drive to put into an old 500 series PB. I certainly don't need 20-40 gigs for $400. I'm thinking more like a 1 or 2 gig and maybe a bit faster than the 3800 (?) rpm's that many older laptops used back in the day. I have checked ebay, but I'd rather deal with a dedicated Mac community than the ebay community.

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Re: a quick chec of ebay almost g

a quick chec of ebay almost gave me a heart attack. a 73gb 10,000 RPM SCSI laptop hard drive for $400.

Do you have a link? I'm highly skeptical that any manufacturer would be able to make a 73GB 10K RPM hard drive in a laptop form factor...the physical dimensions of such a drive, its power requirement, and its heat output would be major limiting factors.

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The buy/sell/wanted forums

...are not discussion areas.

If you want to discuss laptop hard drives, please do so in the appropriate forum.

If you want to make suggestions or offers, send a PM.

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