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Any opinion on this inexpensive SCSI HDD?
Feb 23rd, 2002 at 1:43am
 
Someone posted a link to this at another forums "sizzling deals" page and for a spare, secondary SCSI HDD for games, etc, I think it's very tempting but I'd like opinions if any?
http://www.harddriveoutlet.com/hd_st136403lc.htm

   My main HDD is a Seagate X15 (18 gigs) but I think the one listed above would be OK for keeping all the extra, misc BS in.

    ....or should I just get the newer 36 gig X15 spending alot more money? I'll be OK for space if I move my present games,etc into another HDD.
 

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Re: Any opinion on this inexpensive SCSI HDD?
Reply #1 - Feb 23rd, 2002 at 4:49am
 
Hey Evil.

It's 80-pin. I never liked 80-pin drives, cuz you have to use an adapter .. which introduces another place where something could go wrong.

I recently paid a visit to Hypermicro & they are selling X15-36LPs (fastest drive on the planet) for ~$260. I think that's the way to go .. for a boot drive.

If you merely want storage, get a 120GB IBM 120GXP .. for about the same price.

How's the family?
 
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Reply #2 - Feb 23rd, 2002 at 9:42am
 
Hi and thanks for the advice Rad. I'll hold off then for the better large storage drive.
    As for the family, fine with the exception of a fairly new teenage driver and his "junk" cars Sad
 

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Re: Any opinion on this inexpensive SCSI HDD?
Reply #3 - Feb 25th, 2002 at 7:14am
 
New teenage driver .. ugh.

Lani got into an accident within 48 hours of getting her license. made a u-tutn on coast hwy & cut off a motorcyclist. Bad.

Good luck.

I'm looking to get one of those X15-36LP myself.

And a new 120GXP. I have a crapload of CDs I want to comprss using Monkey's Audio lossless.
 
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Reply #4 - Mar 9th, 2002 at 12:49am
 
Smiley   Business has been very good lately so I've now ordered the X15-36LP from Hypermicro (now $246 shipped UPS ground, no rush)
   So.......you say the newer X15 is faster than my older one and suggest using the newer one as my main boot HDD. What's the best, easiest way to transfer everything from the older one to the new one? I'll use the older one for extra BS like games, photos, etc as 2 18 gig HDDs will be more than enough for a long time.
 

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Reply #5 - Mar 9th, 2002 at 1:54am
 
So you're gonna have *two* X15's in your sytstem (an original & a new 36LP)?

u suk Smiley

I think I'm gonna get one. The price is too good. I also wanna get a 120GB IBM 120GXP to store all my CDs in lossless audio compression format:

http://mp3.radified.com/

http://monkeysaudio.com/

Anyway, I transfered everything over to a new boot drive once. It can be a tricky operation. I talked to Joshua about it first (old AGN Joshua). He said that he hates replacing boot drives.

Anyway, the procedure is to create an image (Ghost) of the old boot partition. It doesn't matter where you put it, but will go faster if you image to a non-affected drive.

http://ghost.radified.com/

With SCSI you need to deal with SCSI IDs. The primary partitioin on SCSI ID 0 (zero) gets the letter C (if you have no IDE drives).

Shutdown & configure drive jumpers so that the SCI ID of the new drive becomes that of the old (usually SCSI ID 0).

Set the old to SCSI drive ID 1 or 2 .. note that some SCSI CDROMs & burner take 3 & 4 by default, but you can change them. I don't hink you have SCSI CDROM or burner.

Boot with FDISK floppy and partition new drive & format:

http://fdisk.radified.com/

http://partition.radified.com/

Verify that the partitioning 'took' before you restore the image. SET ACTIVE PARTITION to primary partition on new drive (forgetting to do this this caused me problems once)

Boot with Ghost floppy (note problems with PC-DOS-based floppies):

http://ghost.radified.com/ghost_1y.htm

Restore image of old system to new drive.

Reboot with FDISK floppy instead of Ghost floppy, and reformat the *old* partition where Windows USED TO reside (probably your old C). Note that you can see drive-letter designations in FDISK.

Reboot to Windows & life is beautiful.

Notre that some ppl have written to me and warned of problems after *cloning*. See here:

http://ghost.radified.com/ghost_4.htm

You are not 'cloning' per se, but the effect is the same. That 's why I say to reformat the old 'Windows' partition before booting into Windows. I never had this problem. Once you restore the image, you shouldn't need the old system any longer.

Make sure you *Check* the image after creating it (it's all in my guide). You might be able to use some of these files:

http://radified.com/Files/

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