SCSI Hard Drive to IDE


macrumors 68030
Original poster
Nov 17, 2004
The Msp
I'm in the process of getting upgrades for my Cube-to-be, and I was looking at 10,000 RPM hard drives, but they all seem to be SCSI instead of IDE. has some SCSI to IDE converters for around $50, is there another way to convert them? Preferably, are there IDE drives that are faster than 7,200 RPM out there?


macrumors G5
Converting a SCSI drive sounds like a very bad idea. The ACard AEC-7726H does the opposite to what you are looking for - it allows you to use an IDE drive in a UltraSCSI 160 LVD system.

The Western Digital Raptor is 10,000 RPM IDE drive available in 36 and 73 Gb sizes. It is expensive, noisy and hot. Exactly the wrong thing to put into a Cube IMO. Just put in a nice fast quiet Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 IDE or Maxtor DiamondMax 10 IDE 120 Gb and be happy.


Sun Baked

macrumors G5
May 19, 2002
If you are looking at the SCSI type drives, they do have another class of IDE drives that includes a bunch of reliability improvements over the retail drives.

Not quite SCSI reliability, but a heck a lot better than retail -- though they probably won't be as quiet as a retail drive.

ie, if you look at a Maxtor and it comes in a red box on a shelf at CompUSA it most likely won't be their Midline drive with a 5 year warranty and a million hour MTTF.
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