Re: IDE and hot-swap disk caddies

Pedro M. Rodrigues (
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 23:47:38 +0100

You can. Acard for instance makes devices for that. They plug at
the end of an ide cdrom or harddisk, and interface with scsi. They
have two models, a 20MB/s one, and an UltraWide model that goes
up to 40MB/s. It has a small risc cpu and you can even upgrade their
firmware. A friend of mine ordered one to plug a dvd reader in an
external scsi box he had lying around - he had all his computer drive
bays used. He said it worked fine and didn't notice any performance
hit even when playing dvd's.


On 27 Mar 2002 at 23:29, Pavel Machek wrote:

> I have seen USB mass storage devices with ide connector on them, so it
> is certainly possible to translate between scsi and ide. If it makes
> sense from performance standpoint.... I don't know.
> Pavel

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