How do I convert SCSI HD to Firewire?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have a Segate Barracuda 18 GB Ultra2 LVD (7200 rpm) drive. I am currently using it via Microtech's Fire/SCSI adapter. It works pretty decent except that I have to have a hefty 50 pin LVD SCSI cables. The drive is also very loud due to the fan. It also requires external power source. I was wondering if there was a way to convert it completely to a firewire drive, using 6 pin firewire cable so that the computer would provide the drives power. (Meanwhile, I have no idea what to do to eliminate the fan without causing overheating.)

Any tech gurus on the board? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />


  • Reply 1 of 3
    xaqtlyxaqtly Posts: 450member
    AFAIK I don't think you can make a completely bus powered drive out of an Ultra SCSI-2 drive... it just needs more power than that.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Moving to Genius Bar.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    eds66eds66 Posts: 119member
    Fire wire bus barely caries enough power for 2.5 inch IDE drives.
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