U/W SCSI or SCSI? can I use both?

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Colin Parry
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Pentium II 333Mhz
128Mb Ram
32X CD-Rom (IDE)
4x2x6 CD-Rom Writer (SCSI)
6.4 Hard drive (IDE) (for everyday work and games)
4.5 hard Drive U/W-SCSI) (for video capturing)
Adaptec SCSI Card with 3 connectors on it (one internal SCSI one internal U/W-SCSI one external U/W-SCSI
Miro DC30+ Video capture card PCI
STB Velocity 128 2D/3D PCI Graphics Card
Wacom Graphic Tablet A6 (serial port 1)
Pace External Modem (serial port 2)
19" monitor SVGA
Windows 98

I am hoping that you can help me?

I had my computer built and have been using it for a year or so now,
but when I am editing I run out of disk space very quickly as I capture to my U/W-SCSI Hard Drive.

I want to now buy a new Hard Drive and I am a bit confused as to which one get?

What is the difference with SCSI and U/W-SCSI and can I use any for capturing video?

I have seen a 18Gb U/W SCSI for around £500 but I am wondering if I could get a cheaper one that will work just as well.

Does it have to be U/W-SCSI or can it just be SCSI? I seem to remember about the drive having to be fast (7200?) or higher

I don't want to get the wrong one just because it is cheaper to then find out it is not fit for the purpose.

I would be grateful for any comments and help with this matter.

Yours Thankfully

Colin Parry

colin@parryvision,freeserve.co.uk

ps. what happened to last months mag? it was very late and I thought you had stopped printing it. you had me worried hehe!

colin.

Gladders
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Joined: Apr 28 1999

Colin, sorry I can't offer any technical help, but the full story of the late June issue is told here;
www.safety-online-internet.com/host/computervideo/ubb/Forum7/HTML/000029.html
(hope this works, thanks to Chog if it does. Still don't know how to do the smileys)
(but i'm trying, as you can see)
WOW

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Paul

Alan Roberts at work
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Joined: May 6 1999

A lot has happened to hard drives in the last year. You can now get 25G EIDE from IBM that's easily fast enough for DV, for less than 300UKP. And I heard yesterday that IBM now do a 37G version. These spin at 5400rpm, and a 25G sustains 18.5MB/s on my machine, more than enough for DV editing.

bcrabtree
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Joined: Mar 7 1999

Alan is right. And you can get slightly smaller drives that will be equally suitable for silly prices. Check out the ads in the big, fat, PC mags, and visit some sites, notably Dabs Direct.
Oh, and send just 50% of the money you save, split equally between Alan and myself.

Bob C

Alan Roberts at work
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Bob, you're a gent