SCSI card...


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 24, 2004
Burlington, VT
ok, i've got this SCSI card in my mac, never used it, but i'm looking into buying a fast SCSI HD for it, heres a pic of it, i'm assuming its a UW320 or something, but i want to know what kind of HD i need to get for it, because i know theres different interfaces


macrumors 68000
Aug 5, 2003
Looks to be a 50 pin scsi interface. So basically, buy a HD with 50 pin interface, or a converter from 50 to 68 or 80 pin so you can get a newer HD. I can't seem to find any 50 HD on CDW or Macmall.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 11, 2004
Agreed, it looks like a 50 pin interface. Why do you want to buy a drive for this? 50 pin SCSI is very slow. It definately isn't Ultra320. It isn't Ultra160, or Ultra2 either. You would be better off with an ATA133 card and an IDE hard drive.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 26, 2004
It makes more sense for you to get yourself an sata or sata raid card, and purchase a sata drive. These drives are faster than that SCSI card and are a lot cheaper, also you can get yourself a large drive like a 250GB sata very cheaply, compared to the SCSI equivalent.

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Macs Supported

Power Macintosh Series 4400, 6400, 6500, 7200, 7215, 7220, 7300, 7500, 7600, 8200, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9500/180MP, 9515, 9600, 9600/200MP

Macintosh Server G3, G4

Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one, Blue & White, Desktop, Minitower

Power Mac G4**

Power Mac G5

Performa® Series 6400, 6410, 6420

Workgroup Server 7250, 7350, 8550, 9650

Daystar Genesis and Millennium Series

Mactell XB-Pro

Power Computing PowerBase Desktop and Tower, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro Desktop and Minitower, PowerCurve, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave

StarMax 3000, 3000 Minitower, 4000, 4000 Minitower, 5000, 5500

UMAX C500, C600, C600X, J700, S900

This next sat card works in the following Macs but all sata drive are mounted in an external case.

Macs Supported

Power Macintosh G3 Blue & White

Power Mac G4**

Power Mac G5*

* In Power Mac G5, installation is supported in slots 2 and 3.
** All models except Cube.

Finally Sonnet make this one which has both internal and external sata connections on the card and this one supports the following Macs

Macs Supported

Power Macintosh G3 Blue & White

Power Mac G4*

Power Mac G5

* All models except Cube.
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