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Re: Storage (8*IDE HDs) any experiences?

On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 09:42:16PM -0400, mdanish@andrew.cmu.edu wrote:
> IDE causes a bit of a performance hit, I don't think we're talking high
> speed file access here though... cheap is the objective.

You'd be suprised at the performance hit. I had 2 drives/channel and
suffered from really bad performance with the on-board Ultra66 controller. I
installed a PCI controller (Promise Ultra 66) and put every drive on its own
channel. Things are much happier now and about 3x faster. The best part is
that the card only costs about $25.

You might be better off getting a more reliable motherboard, such as an ASUS
CUSL2 (for Intel) or ASUS A7V133 (For AMD) and putting PCI controllers in.


Brandon High                                     armitage@freaks.com
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