[rescue] Why is everyone so OSX happy?

Kevin kevin at pipeline.com
Wed Apr 9 13:52:36 CDT 2003

No i don't have any laptops of my own, at least none
that are modern and are up and running, there's no
telling what's in storage.  I do have an old SHARP 8086
laptop, there's no IDE on that either... also have an
old PowerBook 140, that's SCSI, all 40 megs of it.

Have you tried to donate stuff to a non-profit lately? 
Last year i had a few boxes full of crap (486 EISA
server, Win98 licences, books cabling external
PCMCIA CDROMs, low end Pentium laptops, two SCSI
CDROM towers and such) to give away at my place of
business and we called all around, couldn't find anyone
to come and take it.  The only stipulation was that if
you took any of it you had to take it all.  So now i'm
supposed to find a place to donate a low end, medium
(barely by todays standards) capacity HD or try and
sell it for what, $20 after i've spent $120 in time
doing so?  If i knew someone who wanted it who could
come and get it that would have been different but that
was not the situation.


On Fri, 11 Apr 2003 15:12:07 -0700
Robert Novak <rnovak at indyramp.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 06:08:25AM -0500, Kevin
> wrote:
> > I run SCSI in all my boxen and will continue to do
> > so until IDE is replaced with something better. 
> > IDE is fine for a lot of uses, for instance when
> > your storage needs exceed your need for speed, as
> > in Bill's case, but if i have my choice i'll stick
> > with SCSI.
> No laptop then? Even Dave hasn't migrated to SCSI on
> his laptop, from what I read, and for him IDE is
> worse than punch cards.
> > The G4 had a 40 gig WD IDE drive, and then the
> > dumpster had a 40 gig WD IDE drive.  
> That's just stupid. You could at least sell the
> drive, or donate it to a nonprofit who could put it
> to good use. 
> > Also, i tend to believe, although i have no hard
> > data that proves this, that SCSI drives fail less
> > frequently than IDE drives.  
> Unlikely. I can say authoritatively that I've had
> more SCSI drives fail than IDE drives. And more FC
> than both SCSI and IDE combined. Going by some logic
> presented today, that means that FC and SCSI are both
> utter trash--I know better. I just have used more FC
> than SCSI and more SCSI than IDE in corporate
> environments. 
> How's that bridge working out for ya?
> --Rob
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