[rescue] hard drives for sparc10?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Jan 18 09:22:35 CST 2005

On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:55:33AM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
> Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
> [...]
> > Are you looking at the 7720Us? If so, those are supposed to be
> > fairly good for ATAPI devices, although I think they aren't
> > developing them so much anymore, so one might have trouble with
> > newer DVD burners, especially off brand ones.
> I use a narrow SCSI version of the SCSIDE device just fine on one of
> these:
> Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
>   Vendor: PIONEER  Model: DVD-RW  DVR-106D Rev: 1.07
>   Type:   CD-ROM                           ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> Surprisingly, the drive's more reliable on the SCSI bus than when it
> was on IDE, despite me not using goats and black candles.

Err, isn't that a relatively old (more than a year?  Two years?) drive
> > However, for $90ish, I was noting that Acard now makes the 7730,
> > which is a SATA->SCSI adapter. I'd like to pick up one sometime for
> > my O2 and see how it works as a video capture disk.
> *drool*
> A 300GB "SCSI" disk would be rather handy.

I've heard that if you can ever find a serial scsi card, you can
directly connect SATA disks.  Meaning, that SATA is officially a proper
subset of SCSI rather than something else that got SCSIfied over the

I've also heard that SATA is very, very fast.  What I've been hearing
suggests that a single drive will certainly be fast enough for
uncompressed video, and might even be fast enough for dual stream
uncompressed editing, depending on specifics of the drive and the video
formats used.

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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