Re: Linux Installation with SCSI Drive
On Monday 06 September 2004 00:00, Ronald wrote:
> I often try out (installing) Linux distributions, so
> this is an I/O intensive operation (writing to the drive).
> Would using SCSI drive significantly improve the installing
> time? (halve it?)
Yes, from CD/DVD of course.
> FYI currently I use Seagate 7200.7 80 GB and to get
> full 3 GB install takes around ~10 to 20 minutes.
Hmm, a full (everything that doesn't conflict i guess) install of debian is
more like 12GB! This must be woody ...
> Motherboard is Abit KG7-Raid which doesn't have inbuilt
> SCSI adapter, so I have to buy a separate adapter.
> CPU is Athlon XP 2400+ with 512 MB RAM.
> And the drive I want to get is probably
> Seagate Cheetah 15K.3: 18 GB, 15,000 prm Ultra320 SCSI
Really it probably isn't worth it. My system is all SCSI (hardware raid and
SCSI dvd and cdwriter) and although it is very responsive and never jerky (I
mean never), it really doesn't justify the cost on a home pc. I assembled a
Frankenstein system though, of somewhat older equipment that was cheaper
(most from ebay).
If you mobo has onboard ide raid I would just go with that, unless you got
money to burn.
If you do I would get an adaptec or bus logic controller though, the linux
drivers are very good.
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