[rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at buy.com)
mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed May 14 21:50:05 CDT 2003
On Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 10:32 PM, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> Wow... I didn't think they got much beyond the 1G barrier....
> Between SCSI and then IDE, I didn't think there was much of need
> of developing ESDI that far (8G !).
Well it wasn't really a matter of "that kind of need". There were
several BIG computers which used ESDI drives...mini/mainframe class,
far larger than even the big Sun3s which also used ESDI. These
machines would have been very expensive and/or painful to design new
>> Do you mean the MD21? Sun sold those with ESDI drives (141MB
>> usually) in lower-end Sun3 systems.
> No, got a few of those... the MD21 could control 2 ESDI drives...
> the MD25 (much harder to find) could control 4 drives.
Oh wow, I didn't know they made a 4-drive version! Cool!
Dave McGuire "They live deeply, these vagabonds."
St. Petersburg, FL -Goro
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