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One of the issues regarding video capture in an 8600 was the amount of video ram you had installed on the motherboard. Because this model didn't have a PCI video card you were limited to 4 mb of video ram which was shared by the display and the capture facility.
One way round this was to install a standard ATA video card with 4 or even 8 mb of video ram and leave all the onboard display ram to work for the capture facility.
Of course if you were rich you could by an AVID card and work around it that way.
Personally I brought a Pinnacle capture card which came with a copy of Adobe premier.
I'm fascinated to see the adapter used on a SATA drive ?
I've never been able to find one in the UK.
I settled for buying and IDE / PCI card and running large cheap drives that way.
Thanks for the info, I'm still learning what this 8600 can do.
My first copy of Premiere 5.0 came bundled with a Matrox capture card and breakout box, a very good deal at the time!
The drive I found on eBay for $9.95 is a Seagate 10,000 RPM SCSI Ultra 160.
The seller of the SCSI adapter on eBay is http://www.ebay.com/usr/partsparadiseinc
They have a couple of good pictures
Their description is:
Internal SCA 80 pin Female to 50 pin Male SCSI-1 / SCSI-2
Connect a SCA 80pin drive to 50pin cable
Convert 50pin cable to a 80pin SCA Drive
Both sellers shipped very fast and I would buy from them again.
Not quite a 8600/9600 but a very close relative being the PEX 9700
I have maxed mine out to the hilt.
I put in a 128 Mb Video card. 1.5 Gig of ram and a 128 Gig IDE drive using a sonnet IDE / firewire USB card.
I do have a Video capture card that has an additional break out box.
These computers really do run well.
The advanced keyboard is a plus as well.
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