I really need some help. I am getting two ultra2 scsi drives and a ultra2 adapter for free. The drives are 80 - pin sca drives and are atleast 10k rpm 18 gig. I don't know what brand or model (I'm guessing seagate or fujitsu). I ordered the sca 80 - 68 converters.
Now for the questions.
1) Will I need any termination at the end of the cable? I really don't know much about the differnces between lvd, se, or any other form of termination.
2) Is Ultra2 going to be faster then ata100? From what I have read Ultra2 has a max throughput of 40 Megs. I know ide drives never ever touch a 100 Meg throughput but I know some of the WD SE drives hit 49 sustained and raid 0 can hit about 86. I use my system mainly for games, dvd - vcd conversion, and web surfing. Also work with mp3 alot.
I have never touched SCSI before in my life and any advice, hints, or tips would greatly appreciated(sp?). Also my system specs are as followed.
Athlon xp 1600+
512 Meg. pc2100
40 gig ata100 maxtor
visiontek gf3ti200 (runs primary display)
voodoo 3 3000 pci (runs second display)
2. It really depends on what you're doing. It's probably not going to be 'faster', but it's a hell of a lot more flexable. You don't really see the Scsi difference until you raid 3 or 4 drives together. In that case, scsi (beyond any hope of recovery) completely smoke chex IDE.