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Mac Pro SCSI Card 68 Pin

by xtroiter / July 12, 2013 10:14 AM PDT

Hi-
Need some Mac IT help please.
We bought a new 12 core Mac Pro here at work.
We are going to run our Rip on it and use as server.
All of the stuff we need to transfer to new Mac Pro is on an old Raid stack with a 68 pin SCSI connection.
We have several terabytes to transfer and don't really want to do it over the network.
I found a SCSI controller card for Mac that is 68 pin but wonder if it will go in the new Mac Pro.
Any advice or input would be appreciated.
Thank you

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Clarification Request
Which new one?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 10:22 AM PDT
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PS. Yes. I know a little about SCSI
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 10:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Which new one?

BTDT, gave it all away about 5 years ago. But the memories are burnt in.

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Model
by xtroiter / July 12, 2013 10:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Which new one?

No.
The current model silver tower.
The new black ones are not out yet.

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Then all you worry about is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 10:51 AM PDT
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If the card has a slot to go in, has Apple OS X support and that the RAID survives.

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Card
by xtroiter / July 12, 2013 12:06 PM PDT
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You own the tower.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2013 3:24 AM PDT
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And as such would know if it has open slots of what type.

The 2940 is quite the well worn SCSI standard and well, I see a big issue with RAID and the 2940 line.

Here it is -> The stock 2940 does not have on board RAID so the RAID is done in the OS. If I take a RAID 0 set to some other computer, 99.99% of the time you can't see the contents.

This is why I think it's best to restore from backup or just pipe it over the network from the old setup.
Bob

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