[rescue] value of U10 frame buffer card?

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Wed Oct 3 05:51:41 CDT 2007

Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> James Hartley wrote:
>> On 10/2/07, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net> wrote:
>>> On a related note, taking a U10 w/440 MHz CPU, 1 Gig of RAM, a SCSI HD and a
>>> UPA framebuffer (like you have) can make a pretty nice desktop...
>> Does a SCSI hard drive make that much difference over an IDE drive?
> Yes, definitely.  The IDE in the U5/U10 is a stinking pile of crap. 
> Symbios 8951U 80Mbps SCSI controllers can be procured on the cheap 
> nowadays.  It's a drastic improvement.

Not to mention that IDE is brain-damaged in the first place.

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