SCA drives - any interest?

Mike Stein mhs.stein at
Mon Nov 2 01:00:27 CST 2015

I don't understand the question; what kind of drives are you talking about?

These are fairly high performance hot-swappable SCSI server drives, 10,000 or 
15,000 RPM with transfer rates of 160 or 320 MB/s, probably still in use in some 
installations out there.

I scrapped the servers some time ago and am considering whether it's worth 
taking the time to set up a system and securely wipe the drives or just take the 
security hammer and drill to them and send them off to the scrapper.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Christopherson" <echristopherson at>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at>
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2015 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: SCA drives - any interest?

> On Sun, Nov 01, 2015, Mike Stein wrote:
>> Just asking: Any interest in 80-pin SCA drives, Ultra 3 and Ultra320 in
>> various capacities, both IBM and HP/Compaq 'caddies' ?
> Are those the kind of drives that are appropriate for use at a
> Renaissance Faire?
> -- 
>        Eric Christopherson 

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