Installing a scsi hard drive on an asus a7n8x deluxe board

By tufst
Dec 21, 2004
  1. Hello all. This is my first post here. I Bought a scsi hard drive.

    Maxtor 18GB SCSI Hard Drive
    Formatted capacity: 18.4GB
    Interface: Ultra160 Wide LVD SCSI-3, 80-pin (80 to 68-pin SCA adapter included)
    Rotational speed: 10,000 RPM
    Average seek time: 4.7 ms
    Cache: 8MB

    I have the ASUS a7n8x deluxe mother board. What pci scsi adaptor card do I get to run the hard drive? What cable do I need?

    This is my first time using a scsi drive. I did a search on newegg and saw a range from $22 - $400+. Please educate me in the ways!
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Anything from Adaptec is perfect, but not always the cheapest.
    It's what I use on no less than 3 of my PCs.
    Brandnew Adaptec ASC-39160 Dual Channel Ultra160 SCSI Controller, $139.-
    Brandnew bulk LSI Logic LSIU160 single channel Ultra160 all purpose controller $35.-

    They have a whole collection of others, as well as loads of information there.
    You could try and pick up a used card on Ebay as well.

    You will also need a 68-pin internal flatcable with a terminator.
    Look around on that website.

    Also go to
    for a bit of background.
  3. tufst

    tufst TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for your reply! Most helpful.
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