[rescue] Why is everyone so OSX happy?

David Passmore dpassmor at sneakers.org
Fri Apr 11 16:34:06 CDT 2003

On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 05:26:20PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:

>    Your point?

My point is, most people keep stock stock. Especially if it's under

> >  It's a workstation. For the /vast/ majority of tasks, it's
> > not going to make a huge difference, hence why you don't see a huge
> > migration to SCSI.
>    Bullshit.  If that were true, my G4/400 with SCSI wouldn't outperform 
> a G4/800 with IDE.

Doing what? Is this a quantitative thing, or did it just feel faster?

A 10,000 SCSI RPM drive is going to outperform a 7200 RPM IDE drive by a
fairly large factor. More depending upon seek time, which is usually better
for SCSI drives. I'd say this affects the machine's performance in a number
of ways; especially if you're delving into a lot of virtual memory.

For some tasks, though, this isn't going to make a bit of difference.


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