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Old 02-15-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
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hey, I'm building a new computer and i want to get a 15,000 rpm HDD for my os and games.

I don't understand what an scsi controller is for, Do I not need one if my motherboard supports scsi HDD's?

Here is my new setup that I am ordering.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131028

i want to get this for my primary-

Seagate Cheetah 15K.4 ST336754LW 36.7GB 15,000 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822111145


So my question is, do I need a controller? If so, what does the controller do?

and if I don't need one, Does the HDD just plug straight in like a normal sata2?

Thanks ahead of time
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: scsi HDD question- (controller?)

a controler is a card that is designed to help motherboards communicate with devices they normally cannot support, or add more devices that they normally can support (like IDE controlers that add 4 more IDE drive capability)

and by looking at the link to that board, you do need one.
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: scsi HDD question- (controller?)

is the 15,000rpm worth it, or should i just settle for a 10,000rpm raptor?
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:34 PM   #4
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I have a raptor and they are def. worth the money. It is fast fast fast fast fast fast, lol.
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ya I Know, imagine that @ 15,000 rpm :-D
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A raptor will be fine for gaming, so just stick with that. And you will need a controller if you decide to go with the SCSI
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