Re: OT: SCSI better than IDE?
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- Subject: Re: OT: SCSI better than IDE?
- From: Paul Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2004 06:41:22 -0500
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On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 13:54:48 -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 06:52:04PM -0500, Bijan Soleymani (email@example.com) wrote:
> Spoken like someone who's failed to grasp the concept of multiple
> simultaneous IOs.
There's also been some talk about the disadvantages of two IDE disks on
one channel. I'm running six disks on three channels on my home desktop,
but I don't have much of a problem with this. Example: One slave is my XP
installation and Linux backup space; another slave is XP and Linux backup
space. Neither of those are heavily used unless I'm running backups. I
have planned my partitoning and physical disk mapping to minimize
simultaneous operations on one channel.
My experience has been that, for a desktop, one can buy cheap IDE disks,
work around the channel sharing issue and get satisfactory throughput. As
with most things, it just takes a bit of thought and planning.
Programming without a hex editor is like watchmaking without a hammer.