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SubjectRe: Two hdds on one channel - why so slow?


On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Mark Hahn wrote:

> > Yes. IDE as a PtP device works nice. But this means that in most cases
> > it is possible to connect only half of expected devices. What a pity :(
> "expected". if you require 2disks/chain, then sure, ide will be
> a disappointment. since an ide chain costs O($15), you're crying
> about spilled beer...

Actually it costs much more. For example Promise Ultra100TX2
costs about 54$ (so is is 27$ per channel). Ultra133TX2 is more expensive
- around 88$. It is more than half of TEKRAM DC-390U2W (Ultra2+Ultra
SCSI Adapter) with Symbios 53C895 chipset. Those are SRP prices with VAT
tax. Maybe prices in USA/Canada are much lower...


Best regards,

Krzysztof Oledzki

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