[rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at buy.com)

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Wed May 14 22:27:05 CDT 2003

On Wed, 14 May 2003, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:

> >   ESDI drives got *big* and were manufactured up until just a few years
> >ago.  8GB I believe was the largest.  I have several 2GB ESDI drives
> >but have never owned any larger than that.  Those later ESDI drives are
> >fast, too.
> 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 !).

I believe ESDI got to 8G *long* before IDE did.  Also, we all know that
IDE sucks.

Peace...  Sridhar

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