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Dammit, where to get to get CHEAP used SCSI drives in Toronto?
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Clinically Insane
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Nov 15, 2001, 05:18 PM
I need to run this 8500 to run ONE piece of 10 year old equipment, but alas, the hard drive is toast. I can't find any cheap SCSI drive. Where can I get a good used cheap one?
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Nov 15, 2001, 08:24 PM

I don't know if you know this link but I use it all the time.
MacDoc and Clickon are my favourite.
I don't live in Toronto but my son does, he might get you booted if that is al you need. Contact me for more info.
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Nov 20, 2001, 10:29 PM

This adapts any IDE drive to a SCSI connector.

So, for about $80 U.S. and a small inexpensive (maybe already ownded) IDE drive, you would be back in business.

Or, you can get an IDE PCI Card for about $100 U.S. for the Mac that looks to the computer like it is a SCSI card. It is bootable.

Also, could you make up a bootable CD-ROM to run your particular piece of equipment. If it needed temp storage, you could create a RAM disk as well.

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Nov 25, 2001, 11:49 AM
Avoid SCA drives with adapters. What's cheap when 100MB drives use to cost $1000? ebay? Not. www.hypermicro.com and a true 50-pin.

If you said "I need a 3GB 50-pin drive" that would help. Shreve, Sun Remarketing and others sell used older equipment. OWC has a 9GB ~ $109 and you're best off with 50-pin or at worst 68-pin and adapter, just not SCA 80pin.

Sometimes you can pick up an old 7500 w/ drive for price of drive...
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Nov 28, 2001, 09:41 PM

A1 electronics
718 kipling ave

i used to work there... ask for a scsi 1 50-pin drive. theyre pretty cheap, dont be afraid to haggle a little bit. just dont be cocky.

tell them afro boy sent you, if you want to make glen mad.
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