SCA drives - any interest?

Zane Healy healyzh at
Mon Nov 2 19:21:35 CST 2015

On Nov 2, 2015, at 10:42 AM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:

> On 11/02/2015 08:54 AM, Mike Stein wrote:
>> In case anyone is looking for the 'caddies' it looks like they're
>> mostly HP/Compaq, including several dummies; I scrapped more IBM
>> servers than HP, but to my surprise I only found two IBM units.
> The nice thing about SCA drives is that adapters for narrow- or wide-SCSI are/used to be available.  I've run SCA drives with old Power Macintoshes, for example.
> I don't know if it's still true, but high-performance SCA drives do tend to run pretty hot.
> --Chuck

I have one or two of those adapters somewhere.  Any SCA drives I've used, have been quite hot, which is why I run them in external enclosures intended for them.  It's rare to find ones that run at less than 7200rpm, most are 10k or 15k.  


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