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wide to narrow converters do not work as well as some people think.
Some firmwares get confused, and will refuse to work with a drive that
basically goes and claims wide features.
I've fought enough with stuff like that. And I've fought enough with
cooling my machine room when there are more than 1 drive in a machine
because I am trying to work around it.
> the seagate barracuda xl 7200rpm ST318416N mentioned by theo runs $173
> at the cheapeast vendor on pricewatch (which probably only ships to the
> usa). the 8B036J0, the sca version of the maxtor atlas 10k iv only runs
> $140, and an already-mentioned sca adapter could be purchased for 50-pin
> compatibility. the atlas is the fastest 10k drive measured by the
> venerable www.storagereview.com , and should soundly defeat the seagate
> in any usage pattern.
> please do not mistake this for a seagate vs maxtor war - i have no
> allegiance to either, and i am only noting differences in performance.
> if one is so inclined to make a purchase, perhaps that would be a better
> suggestion. anything better than what they have is still better than
> what they have, though, so do whatever you can - even an 18xl :)
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