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7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/12/2004 5:52:21 PM   
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Chances are that there's at least 10 other posts on this website about this so sorry about the inconvenience if there is, but anyways...

I have recoverd a Tower complete with 7 CD-ROM Drives in it connected in parallel to each other. Now my problem is that there are 2 ports on the back, one goes to the 1st drive, then the cable goes down the CDROMs & out the second port. Do i need a dual channel controller? & Any more info you could give me on setting this up would be great!
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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/12/2004 6:14:27 PM   
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Forgot to Mention that the drives are SCSI! Srry bout tht

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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/12/2004 6:57:35 PM   
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Its just a case w/ 7 drives, & a power supply

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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/12/2004 7:09:18 PM   
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Well, i was planning on using it as a Application Server for my programs that need CD's in order to run, that way i wouldnt have to keep putting in CD's for different programs, & i dont really want to get rid of it

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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/12/2004 7:10:25 PM   
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So i have no clue what application im going to use. lol. still trying to find information on what to use/get for best efficiency

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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/12/2004 8:02:20 PM   
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What would u suggest me to do to set it up (program wise)? I didnt even know that it needed a program to run?!?

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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/13/2004 7:58:32 AM   
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If you plan to use the tower only for reading, you don't need any extra software, just map the drive's letters if you are going to use the tower in a lan

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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/13/2004 9:25:43 AM   
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OK, thanks. but do i need a dual-channel controller since it has 2 ports on the back?

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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/13/2004 6:59:35 PM   
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Maybe, the tower doesn't include any attached manual?

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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/13/2004 9:20:28 PM   
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No it does not, i acquired it from a friends office building who was throwing it away.

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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 6/13/2004 9:51:51 PM   
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I just read something interesting, since the set of CDROMs are daisy chained together, would it work if i used a single channel controller plugged into the first port & put a terminator in the second port on the back of the tower?

Heres some info about the tower:
7 CDR1910A's Daisy Chained Together
2 Female CN50 Ports on back
1st port is connected to 1st CDROM
2nd port is connected to last cdrom
Have 2 cables : Male CN50's on one side & HD50's on the other side

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RE: 7 CD-ROM Tower, What Controller?? - 9/7/2004 3:57:42 AM   
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Put it on ebay.

You say you want to run 7 drives in a house, only to serve up less than 5gb of data? Your electric company will LOVE you.

Sell the tower on ebay, if somebody buys it.
I would then buy a cheap 80gb drive, around $50 these days.
Add the drive to the same server you were going to use.
Create a folder for each CD, copy them, then share them.
Map to the shares, its just like hitting a CD.

If you really want to stay on the cheap, remember you can get smaller drives on ebay for peanuts these days.

Good Luck with it!

-NGR

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