OH YEA??? [was: Re: [rescue] Ultra?]
george at webbastard.org
Sat Aug 3 10:53:40 CDT 2002
> > > Cheaper? Yes. I've never had to pay for a SPARCstation. But praytell
> > > what do you think makes them "better"?
> > There are 4 reasons why the U1 is a better machine than a U5 or U10:
> You're answering a different question than I asked. What makes an SS10
> better than a U5? Some of these apply to the SS10 so I will address in
> the SS10 context:
> > 1. Onboard SCSI. No need to waste an expansion slot to get what should
> > have been there from the start.
> The SCSI in SS10 is very old and not as fast as the newer UDMA drives
> you can slap in a U5.
And a Yugo can go faster than a forklift, but which would you rather move a
refrigerator with? Load and IDE Bus and watch the performance plummet, not
to mention that annoying wait as the OS grinds to a halt, waiting for the
Disk activity to finish.
Unless of course you were talking about capacity... In which case, I can
hang a 711 or a 911 case off of an SS10 and fill it with 36G or 75G drives
for say... 300Gigs or more of storage without even breaking a sweat. How
many UDMA drives can you stick in that U5? How many can you hang of the
outside without resorting to a ...(wait for it...) SCSI Controller?
IDE belongs in PeeCees, not Workstations.
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