SCSI CD-rom Drive

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#1

I’ve got a question…I have Windows XP Pro and a Biostar A880G+ mobo…am I able to use a SCSI CD-rom drive and if so is it better to go internal or external?

Thanks

:slight_smile:


#2

I wouldn’t think internal or external would matter. Do you have a SCSI controller card and appropriate cables to go with the cd rom drive? Does the controller have drivers for XP?

Is there a reason to go with this type of drive over the easily available and dirt cheap IDE or SATA or usb connected optical drives?


#3

Thanks for the response.

Pretty much just curiosity because I’ve got one. I am probably going to have to buy the controller card and cables unless I’ve got them laying around. The drivers could probably be had buy a google search.

I was just wondering if it would really matter if I used it in my system…if it would cause any problems and what not.


#4

The cost of the controller card and cables will probably be more than a modern drive.

I’ve used a SCSI controller card and equipment on an XP system in the past and had no issues, but it wasn’t an optical drive. It shouldn’t be a problem, but there really isn’t a good reason to go that route unless you have an extraordinary drive.


#5

Add to what people have said above that old SCSI drive will read doisks poorly compared to a more modern drive AND unless you have a cache of the old
sapphire blue CD-R discs it won’t burn anything other than coasters.

I methodically and thoughtfully scrapped my collection of SCSI drives
about a year ago.

I had two or three milk crates full of SCSI drives and the only thing I saved were all the jumpers… until I had an Altoids tin full of them then I stopped

The IDE drives that weren’t labeled as CD-RW “Ultra speed” went the same day.


#6

[QUOTE=JetrellFo1969;2643570]I’ve got a question…I have Windows XP Pro and a Biostar A880G+ mobo…am I able to use a SCSI CD-rom drive and if so is it better to go internal or external?
[/QUOTE]

You’re better off getting yourself a good SATA Blu-ray Burner. SCSI Drives are a thing of the past. :cool:


#7

Thanks for all the tips…I just thought it would be something to play around with…for old time sake, ya know.

:wink:


#8

[QUOTE=alchav21;2643581]You’re better off getting yourself a good SATA Blu-ray Burner. [B]SCSI Drives are a thing of the past[/B]. :cool:[/QUOTE]

I wouldnt say that.

If your controller works then grab a dead-cheap drive via ebay and set it up.
SCSI optical drives may be old and “outdated” for some, but they are solid proof and well made - anyone with scsi knowledge knows that.