[geeks] Powerbook storage options
velociraptor at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 14:29:02 CDT 2005
On 4/23/05, Micah R Ledbetter <vlack-lists at vlack.com> wrote:
> Nah, but a firewire device can work as a network device. It's 400Mb/sec,
> if that works out practically to actually be 4x as fast as 100Mb/sec
> ethernet, that's one of the cheapest ways I can increase speed.
I'd think that a local FW HD would be your cheapest/best method
since you do not have a PCMCIA slot available.
If you really need RAID, though, you can only do mirroring or
striping on the OS X SW RAID side (dunno if they ever put SW
RAID 5 into OS X Server or not). Of course, FW bottlenecks
sooner than SCSI.
I think the biggest complaint about OS X's performance for high-
end video/music is as a direct result of people not realizing the
IDE/FW disk sub-system is just not as fast as a middle-of-the-
road SCSI. They got sold a bill of goods by the marketers on
Take a look at barefeats.com for some Mac HW benchmarks.
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