[rescue] Macs & IDE vs. SCSI

Joacim Melin listor at melin.org
Sun Apr 13 06:55:14 CDT 2003

You should check out Serial ATA. Not that expensive at all and a major
increase in speed.  I got two Seagate SATA V-drives and a Promise SATA
RAID controller card in a review box at work and it rocks. Don't know
about drivers for anything else but Windoze though... 


-----Original Message-----
From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
Behalf Of Frank Van Damme
Sent: den 13 april 2003 12:28
To: rescue at sunhelp.org
Subject: Re: [rescue] Macs & IDE vs. SCSI

On Saturday 12 April 2003 22:22, Dave McGuire wrote:
>    OMG I saw an ad for those the other day!  Glow in the dark IDE 
> cables?!  Unbelievable.  I think that says a lot about IDE's primary 
> market. ;)

Hehe. I'll tell you what the primary target for ide disks is: 99 percent
the desktop users who use their disk to write 100 K of data every 5
minutes - 
when MS-word autosaves it :-)

Not those who have 2 concurrent compilations running in the background
they're running Maya on the computer that runs the Samba or NFS server
in a 
30-client network :-)

Actually, I also belong to the ide market for the simple reason that for
money I'd spend on a few dozen gig of scsi space I can buy several of
the 120 
gig ide disks that I'll certainly purchase when I get more problems with
space as I have now. I simply can't afford scsi. 

And yes, it has an impact on performance. My disk is a major bottleneck,

especially when compiling responsivity gets close to zero. 

Frank Van Damme    | "Saying 8MB of RAM doesn't do as much anymore is
http://www.        | like saying a gallon of water holds more than it
openstandaarden.be | did in 1988."                    --George Adkins

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