[rescue] Macs & IDE vs. SCSI

Phil Schilling phils at gcstech.net
Sat Apr 12 07:14:44 CDT 2003

On Fri, 11 Apr 2003 18:12:41 -0400
Chris Hedemark <chris at yonderway.com> wrote:

> Yes.  To a point.  I do video post production, which was my major 
> justification for buying the Mac in the first place.  The on-board IDE
> drive sucks for video work (barely adequate if you don't move beyond 
> iMovie).  I grabbed a 120GB IDE drive in a firewire enclosure and use 
> that for my video editing.  It's plenty fast for that sort of work, 
> where sustained predictable performance levels are important.  It's 
> nowhere near as fast as my Xyratex SAN but it doesn't need to be.

FAST -- another reference to a term that is misused so often.  It is
like saying "I have 1.5mb pipe to the internet and thats faster than
your 1/2 T1"  Try to do another disk intensive task at the same time and
watch your FAST ide drop to the ground and die.  


Phil Schilling
GCS Tech

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