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

Leonard Zhang System Administrator ISD RVIB (
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 15:01:17 +1000 (AEST)

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.


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