* ServeRAID 4Lx Ultra 160 SCSI Controller
To use a drive like this, you need something like an Adaptec UltraWide SCSI controller
card - about $300 and also available from APS.
Plextor ships its PlexWriter 4/12max in a variety of retail packages: bare drives with only Plextor Manager CD utilities and no additional software; drives with CD-R software, including CD Res-Q; and drives with both CD-R software, CD Res-Q and SCSI controller
The product, a combination of video capture card, ultra SCSI controller
, and software suite, enables users to get multimedia from camcorders, digital cameras, DVD-ROMs, CD-ROMs, VCRs, and laser disc players into a PC.
Buz multimedia producer is a combination video capture card, ultra SCSI controller
, and software suite that offers a way to get home movies, photos, and music from camcorders, DVD-ROMs, digital cameras, VCRs, and laser discs into a personal computer.
-- Optional SCSI controller
to support external devices
The SCSI controller
alternative is certainly faster, but the extra hassles may be very annoying.
The AP200 is delivered with an integrated EIDE controller (Wide-Ultra SCSI controller
on select models), a 32X CD-ROM, Compaq PremierSound™ Audio, a three-button mouse and Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 pre-installed.
Practically all recorders use a SCSI adapter, and you may recall that seven devices can be hooked up to one SCSI controller
. If you have already a SCSI drive, you may be tempted to attach the recorder to that.
The SCSI CDBs are then presented to an on-board SCSI controller
(or another HBA) attached to physical SCSI drives.
For example, for the Philips CDD522 mentioned above, with an Adaptec 1542 SCSI controller
, cable, and five blank disks, American InfoScience charges $5,995 package price ($4,995 until April 15 when your tax return is also due).
* SCSI controller
recognizes the drives but cannot exchange data