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How to Access a SCSI Drive

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September 9, 2010 1:56:46 AM

Hello,
I found some old SCSI drives I'd like to sell, but I'd like to delete the data before doing so. The problem is, I don't have a motherboard that accepts SCSI.
What is the cheapest/easiest way for me to access this drive and delete the data?
Also, this is an internal drive.

Thanks.

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a b G Storage
September 9, 2010 2:38:16 AM

You can try to find and purchase a used SCSI host controller with the correct SCSI port and cable.

You can also purchase an SCSI-to-USB adapter.

You can also purchase an SCSI-to-SATA adapter.
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September 9, 2010 3:48:22 AM

So the SCSI to USB (or SATA) a viable option for internal drives?
How does that work, exactly? The SCSI drive has a molex connector for power...just trying to understand how the USB adapter would receive power etc.

I'll look into it on google, but if you have any further input that would be great.

Thanks.


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a b G Storage
September 9, 2010 10:46:10 PM

You would still have to provide power to the SCSI hard disk drive through the molex power connector.

The USB solution deals with the conversion/translation of the data only.
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September 9, 2010 11:24:51 PM

Thanks. Every SCSI/USB converter I seem to find is for the 50 pin connector. I can't find a 68 pin for internal drives.
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