On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2001 at 01:41:09PM +0000, Gavin McCullagh mentioned:
> > > Why not? Some CDROM drives can sustain over 10MBytes/sec - chances are
> > > that's faster than a hard disk you'll find in a P200.
> > Fair enough I suppose. Although 10MB/sec has gotta be a pretty flash CDROM
> > drive (I did assume it's IDE given the system). Either way the system is
> > not likely to be cased a problem by a drive being too quick, it simply
> > won't use the full potential.
>> A 66 speed CDROM will do 10MB/sec....not sure how easy they are to get,
> but a 52x one should be easy enough...
Purely out of ignorance, what does one expect from a hard disk then? I
guess we're talking about a fairly old IDE. While we're on it, what do
you expect from say an ata100 5400/7200rpm disk?
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