a friend recently gave me his computer to install a new harddrive. when i opened up the case i noticed that the hdd & the burner were scsi. the cable runs from the burner, to the hdd to a card that is plugged into a pci slot. is that just a scsi controller card? why would someone have done that when there are plenty of ide cables with nothing to do?
the other cd-rom & floppy are the only ide devices connected. i dont think it's really worth it to stick a high-sized hdd into this machine. i think its a 700mhz cpu and is older than old. i'll probably tell him to just get a new machine.
the thing i was really wondering is if it's ok to mix scsi & ide stuff like that? it seems like its just more work thats not necessary.