Re: Linux on AMD K6

david parsons (o.r.c@p.e.l.l.p.o.r.t.l.a.n.d.o.r.u.s)
11 Jul 1997 00:06:03 -0700

In article <>,
Christoph Lameter <> wrote:

>B. allow interrupts during transfer (hdparm command)
>IDE is faster and more stable than SCSI especially with modern motherboards.

Depends on the hardware. For consumer gear, IDE is about as quick and
reliable as SCSI (comparing various Maxtor and WD IDE drives to IBM
DORS32160 drives driven by Mylex Buslogic 948's), but if money is no
object, IDE doesn't even field competitors to some of the obscene
SCSI hardware out there (a DPT raid controller driving a battery of
Seagate Cheetahs, anyone? I don't even think anyone makes a 7200
rpm IDE drive yet, let alone a 10,000 rpm one.)

david parsons \bi/ My transit newsfeed uses a DMA'ed IDE drive for
\/ databases, and it only goes down these days for
hardware exchanges.