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

On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 10:14:35AM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> In a regular setup the IDE controller and the drive get power from the same 
> source.  So if the signals on the cable have more current going one way than 
> the other then the difference will be made up on the 0V line on the PSU.  If 
> you have separate PSU's then the difference will go through other lines of 
> the data cable.  

I don't see why. Nor is this any different to any external drives.
You have a hefty ground connection between the power supplies anyway
(the mains, plus the metal case acting as ground).

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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