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    SubjectRe: Dumb question: Which is "better" SCSI or IDE disks?


    On Sun, 6 Dec 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

    > > I think currently spinning SCSI hard disks on the world, either in servers
    > > or workstation, either in Unix/Linux or NT, is 50-pin old guys, no DPT disk
    >
    > And as my stats showed for real work even old 5400 rpm fast scsi on a
    > now discontinued adapter (the BT946) beats current UDMA IDE for real world
    > compiles. You "think". I've "measured"
    >

    Open server 5.0.4p, DPT RAID-1, 32 MB cache, PCI, 4.2 GB (A cable)

    copy 9,177 K in 9 seconds.

    Red hat 4.2, 8 GB IDE

    copy 9,397 K in 2 seconds.

    both run in shell script.


    Leonard



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