I was very impressed by the 78.5Megs/S parameter for disk access thrown out
recently on the subject of cd burners. I have a system here with 2 ide disks,
and disk access is crap, to put it mildly. I'ts not a server - just my own
thing, a k6/3-500, 100 Mhz bus, 66 Mhz agp, 33 Mhz pci & ide, and 2 rather
doubtful disks, all built around the rather doubtful Via Apollo MPV3 chipset.
hda (Maxtor) achieves 7.splash Megs/s and gets lost in any useful dma modes.
Hdb achieve 12MB/s. Ringing has been known to occur between disks when
Question: If I threw in a decent pci scsi card and disk, got past the 'System
Can't See It' stage, what sort of Meg/S could I reasonably expect? Clearly
not anywhere near the 78.5Meg/s, but would it be worth the expense?
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