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[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote to [EMAIL PROTECTED]: > FreeBSD- > If i buy a UATA133 Bare Hard Drive, do i have to buy a disk controller. Not likely, unless you're on really old or really obscure hardware. Anything newer than the second-generation Pentium-I should have an on-board dual-channel IDE controller built in. If you are using fairly old hardware, though, beware that several Pentium-I BIOSes can not support drives over 8GB, although if it was a good motherboard at the time, your vendor may have published an upgrade. These are getting hard to find, though. If your hardware is much newer than that, I don't think you'll have much to worry about. > If i have to and i buy a PCI one does in connect to the hard drive via > jumpers 40- or 80-pin ribbon cable, yes. Jumpers on the drive control the mode of the drive (slave, master/single drive, cable select). Assuming your motherboard has an on-board controller, you'd connect the drive directly to the motherboard. > or does the mother board just connect it to the hard drive. Also is > there any compadibility issues with certain hard drives as far as SCSI > and IDE go, like which type of disk controller you have to use. And > if i have to buy one which protocol do you reccommend, and what is a > good compadible controller for FreeBSD?E-mail me back SCSI is very expensive, and requires more experience to set up. SCSI is suitable for more high-end applications. It sounds like you're just getting your feet wet with this stuff, so I hope you aren't strapped with the responsibility of building a heavy production server. Thus, I'd recommend you go with IDE, for cost and simplicity. Hope this helps, - Ryan -- Ryan Thompson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> SaskNow Technologies - http://www.sasknow.com 901-1st Avenue North - Saskatoon, SK - S7K 1Y4 Tel: 306-664-3600 Fax: 306-244-7037 Saskatoon Toll-Free: 877-727-5669 (877-SASKNOW) North America _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"