begin Paul Jakma quotation:
> not to detract from SCSI, but it too is a shared bus, just like IDE.
> Now with SCSI you wouldn't be too uncomfortable sticking the CDRW on
> the same bus as the disk.
A good point. That is why slow, high-latency devices are best put on a
I tend to have old Adaptec 2940 or 1542B/1542C/1542CF host adapters
sitting around in the old-parts bin, that I re-use for such things.
That's one of the advantages of standardising on SCSI: You get a lot of
flexible re-usage of older parts in newer machines, without hassle. I
still have a Toshiba 2X CD-ROM in an external NeXT Computer enclosure
that I've been know to carry around to WAN/LAN consulting clients -- and
an old Trantor T-358 parallel-to-SCSI adapter cable, so it can be used
on just about any x86 machine.
(Oh, yes, you get that external-device capability with no hassles and no
kludges, since the bus was designed to support that from the get-go.)
> Me, I just use NFS over 100BaseT... :)
Heh. ;-> I want an rsync-over-ssh fs!
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