How Do You Find Old SCSI HDDs for Reasonable Prices?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 14, 2020
Cupertino, CA
I've been wondering if there is any way to find SCSI hard drives for decent prices. Looking on Craigslist shows up nothing, and everything that I find on eBay is way overpriced, at least the ones that are 50-pin, or external drives. Often times the drives cost more than the old Macs themselves.


macrumors 68020
Mar 16, 2008
Australia, Perth
It's something we'd all like to see.

All I can suggest is an eBay search with a price range criteria with an email notification. (or craigslist if it has such a function).

Other than that, buying another machine in the blind hope it contains a working drive.

There are other solutions (like SCSI2SD) but they can be expensive too. Or you can try a 68Pin SCSI with an adapter but not all drives or adapters seem to work. YMMV


macrumors 601
Nov 7, 2004
I gave up on the fast SCSI drives as they were ridiculously overpriced. I have a 68 pin and an 80 pin drive resp. in my MacSEs. Avoid Compaq and IBM drives - they never seem to work, at least with older Macs. I have had the best results with Western Digital - most even have terminator pins on the drive, which saves you a dongle.
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