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  1. michaeld

    Best Scsi Raid Hba For Me?

    Hey there. Is this card the same thing as a PERC3? Close? I think the PERC's are only 64-bit PCI and not backwards compatible. This card is 32-bit PCI. Opinions?
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    Best Scsi Raid Hba For Me?

    Thank you, Tex. I understand your analogies to IDE RAID very well, since that's where I "cut my teeth" if you will. Went from onboard RAID (software), to the 3Ware card and what a difference it was...like night and day! But the card I linked to IS a LSI 21320...oh, you're saying I can get it for $75 on Ebay? Oh, OK...Heck, that's a lot of money saved. I'll take a peek.
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    Best Scsi Raid Hba For Me?

    Thanks, sechs. I have heard of the controller you describe...don't know anything about it though. How different is that from what I linked to? The one I linked to is U320, which speeds I'd never see on a regular PCI slot equipped board. Also, the reason I'm lookng at this particular LSI card is that it's PCI-X/backwards compatible. Will be used on an Epox 8RDA+ board.
  4. Hello there. Brief synopsis: New to SCSI. Currently have a single Fujitsu MAS 18 GB drive on LSIU160 adapter for OS/Programs; love it. Other files like Games in particular on IDE RAID (3Ware7000-2/2 x 120GB WD SE drives) array. Have two more 18GB MAS drives on the way. Thinking of putting programs/games on RAID 0 array. Fast load times are a priority; hate to wait. Pure straight line speed is King...don't have server I/O worries with this rig. What card would be best? Looking at the LSI 21320-R card. Already aware that the PCI bus maxes out at about 120Mb/s, real world. I'm waiting and hoping that maybe the NF3-250 chipset will have support for PCI-X/64-bit slots. Also aware of "why the hell do you need this?" "Need?" Don't need. "Want" Yes...it's my happiness and my hobby. So, I solicit the opinions of the lauded SR community. Thanks.
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    Fujitsu Mas3184np Question

    Thanks very much, Jon/Gilbo. You're right; I AM kicking myself! I saw that...and went right by it. I didn't think it was what I was looking for. My bad. Off to read the FAQ.
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    Fujitsu Mas3184np Question

    Hey! Gilbo's right on the KB thing...it's just a zig-zag...not that I would've ever found that one out. I appreciate the responses. There's a lot of FAQs on this here site...would you please point me to said FAQ? I would like to read it, just for my own knowledge. Hopefully, the difference is truly miniscule and not anything that would knock this drive down a notch or two on "overall performance." I got this one b/c a. It's big brother is currently the fastest SCSI drive out there right now b. I can't afford it's big brother
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    Fujitsu Mas3184np Question

    Thank you, qawelkasfjldsjfsaljsafsl (Could you possibly have picked a more....lengthy username? How do you remember all those letters?) Anyway, that's good to know. It's in the email and on it's way. Just a reload away from SCSI Nirvana!
  8. Hello there, Total SCSI newb here, but I've read about a dozen FAQs already...so I guess I'm not totally ignorant. Anyway, I just purchased the 18GB version of the MAS-family, the MAS3184NP. Link to it (on Newegg) Been looking for reviews of the drive, but have been unsuccessful. I will be running it on the LSI U-160 PCI-X adapter, with a proper cable and terminator. It will, however, be on a regular, 32-PCI slot (Epox 8RDA+ mobo) My question is: Can I expect very similar performance from this drive as compared to it's big brother, the 73GB drive? Thanks for your time.
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    Fujitsu Mas3735

    Hello there, Total SCSI newb here, but yes; I've read about a dozen FAQs already...so I guess I'm not totally ignorant. Anyway, I just purchased the 18GB version of the MAS-family, the MAS3184NP. Link to it (on Newegg) Been looking for reviews of the drive, but have been unsuccessful. I will be running it on the LSI U-160 PCI-X adapter, with a proper cable and terminator. My question is: Can I expect very similar performance from this drive as compared to it's big brother, the 73GB drive? Thanks for your time.