[rescue] Macs & IDE vs. SCSI
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Apr 13 15:57:21 CDT 2003
On Sunday, April 13, 2003, at 06:28 AM, Frank Van Damme 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 of
> 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 the
> 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 disk
> space as I have now. I simply can't afford scsi.
> And yes, it has an impact on performance. My disk is a major
> especially when compiling responsivity gets close to zero.
Hmm. Well, I suppose I take my computing a little more seriously, no
offense. Both for hobby activities, and even more so because my home
machines are also my work machines. I have a "TO DO" list in a text
file that is nearly 300K in length...anything that costs me time (like
IDE and PC hardware) gets flushed real quick around here.
Dave McGuire "She's a cheek pincher. I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL -Gary Nichols
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