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SubjectRe: IDE and hot-swap disk caddies
Hi!


> > > You can paint a goose yellow and call it a duck, but it is still a goose.
> > > The electrical/electronic interface will kill you!
> >
> > USB mass storage is not SCSI (in some cases), either. [Ouch, and some
> > usb-storage devices *are* IDE.]
> >
> > So it makes sense to view IDE as very odd SCSI controllers.
>
> IDE is very different. Its like calling NFS Netware. The upper layer
> behaviour is fairly similar, and both ATAPI and USB mass storage is SCSI
> alike (note if its not SCSI like its not USB mass storage its something else
> eg a vendor specific driver).

I have seen USB mass storage devices with ide connector on them, so it
is certainly possible to translate between scsi and ide. If it makes
sense from performance standpoint.... I don't know.
Pavel
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