SCSI HD for WarpEngine 4040

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I am after a SCSI hard drive that would be suitable for my WarpEngine 4040. Ideally 16GB or more.

Anyone have one for sale?
 

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I might still have something in a drawer, I'll take a look although I have a feeling they went to Play Expo last time...

FWIW though, I'd strongly consider a SCSI-IDE adapter and find a nice IDE drive instead. (That's what I run 40gb Seagate drive and IO-Data SCSI/IDE bridge) Most SCSI HDD's in circulation are at the end of their useful life as they would have come from servers and such. Not to mention noise and heat which SCSi drives generate.

If you're worried about space you can package the SCSI-IDE adapter under the HDD, I probably have a spare extension cable here you can have.
 

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I totally agree with Steve that an SCSI - IDE adapter is the best solution. I use an 18GB SCA SCSI drive from an old server with a SCSI-2 adapter. I have it in an external enclosure because I wouldn't want it inside the A4000D due to the amount of heat it puts out. :)

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Without discussing exact prices they do come up cheap on amibay, search recent sales for a guide and open a wanted thread. :)
 

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Dude the only scsi drive I have left is a 50pin 4gb drive, it should still be working as I was keeping it as a spare for my own warp engine but I don't forsee me ever using it.

It's a half hight 3.5in drive by the way so pretty small and not as hot /noisy as other scsi drives.
 
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SCSI drive will make you hate your AMiga :) . With this noise I could not have it turned on for longer than a minute ...
 

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Thanks for looking Steve really appreciate that mate but I really need a larger drive than 4gb plus the more I read the more I agree with you that an ide-scsi adaptor is the way to go.
 

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I have some SCA80 76Gb scsi drives, they need an adapter and might not work with all scsi controllers. I have one working OK with my GVP Combo but could not get it to work with an Oktagon 2008. Are you interested?
 

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Appreciate the offer zone but from what I have read about the heat and noise and age of SCSI drives I think I'm going to go with a SCSI-IDE Bridge
 

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I'm not worried about the heat since I use the HD in an A2000 but the noise of the 10k rpm really drives me mad
 

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Have you thought about a (cheaper option...) 50 - 68 pin SCSI adapter?

This will enable you to use newer 68-pin disks, which are larger (data-wise) and run cooler/quieter.

It's the way I went with my 4040 with no issues until, sadly, the SCSI chip died... :(
 

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Have you thought about a (cheaper option...) 50 - 68 pin SCSI adapter?

This will enable you to use newer 68-pin disks, which are larger (data-wise) and run cooler/quieter.

It's the way I went with my 4040 with no issues until, sadly, the SCSI chip died... :(

I must confess that I had not considered that RichyV but thank you for the suggestion I will look into that as a possibility :)
 

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Yes it should but not the wide one. I'd hold for a better deal if I was you.
 

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The warpengine i sold you worked perfectly for me with a Seagate Cheetah 73GB 10k rpm SCA SCSI drive combined with a cheap china made SCA to SCSI2 adapter.

This same harddrive works perfectly on a GVP combo 030 (a2000). Aswell :)


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Yeah these SCA80 drives work well, I have about 1 in every Amiga, but like he said the heat and noise is something to consider.
Heat is especially high when you place this in a 4000D, that is what Manic has done, right ?

I think you had it in your Micronik tower and with some extra fans, that allows for much better heat dispersion.

Note that not every SCA80 is noisy, some Compaq drives I have are very quiet and some Seagate's too and not all do get insane hot.

The warpengine i sold you worked perfectly for me with a Seagate Cheetah 73GB 10k rpm SCA SCSI drive combined with a cheap china made SCA to SCSI2 adapter.
This same harddrive works perfectly on a GVP combo 030 (a2000). Aswell :)
 
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