Best IDE card for a PowerEdge 2300 ?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Fred Mau, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Fred Mau

    Fred Mau Guest

    The original SCSI CD-Rom in my pe2300 is dying; I'm getting more frequent
    read errors. I want to replace it with a CD-RW anyway, but these are almost
    impossible to find in SCSI with a black face. I'll probably go with IDE
    which means adding an IDE card to the pe2300.

    I've tried two IDE cards, a SIIG SC-PE4A12 UATA-100 and a no-name ATA-66,
    both hang the machine at POST. (The SIIG is an odd card anyway, it also
    hangs an IBM, so I wasn't too surprised)

    Anybody know of an IDE card that is KNOWN to work in a pe2300 ?

    I don't really need the latest UATA-133, it's only for CD-Rom access.

    - FM -
    Fred Mau, Mar 24, 2005
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    NuTCrAcKeR Guest

    NuTCrAcKeR, Mar 25, 2005
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  3. Fred Mau

    Fred Mau Guest

    Had to give up on the IDE anyway, tried several cards (Promise, SIIG, etc,)
    couldn't find ANY that wouldn't hang it at POST. Must be something about
    the motherboard, I even pulled every other card and turned off everything I
    could find in the setup, still hung.

    I ended up sticking in a beige Ricoh SCSI CD-RW (for now).

    The problem isn't finding a black SCSI CD-ROM, it's finding a black SCSI

    - FM -
    Fred Mau, Mar 25, 2005
  4. Fred Mau

    NuTCrAcKeR Guest

    Its a SERVER ...

    get over it, or paint it !

    End of story !

    you dont have other options !
    NuTCrAcKeR, Mar 27, 2005
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