Quoting Paul Jakma (paul at clubi.ie):
> On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> > Has SCSI gone the way of MFM and RLL?
>> Yep, at least, well on its way.
>> > I was brought up to believe that SCSI good, IDE bad.
>> ... and SATA better.
As long as you don't mind (the possibility of) massive data corruption
from time to time -- an inevitable result of using large amounts of
write-back caching to overcome problems of disk latency:
Still, low cost is nice, low voltage (and thus low power consumption) is
nice, tagged queuing is nice, and thin cables with less-stringent length
limits are nice. And SATA hotplug on Linux will be nice whenever Jeff
Garzik codes that for the libata driver set. But it's still rubbish
compared to decent U320 kit. ;->
Cheers, "This is Unix. Stop acting so helpless."
Rick Moen -- D.J. Bernstein
rick at linuxmafia.com
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