On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Rick Moen wrote:
> 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:
I dont see why write-back caching is a SATA problem. (unless one
counts fact that SCSI market is stagnant and lagging in terms of
drive density). There seemingly was a trend for a while for IDE disks
to silently implement write-back caching, which was a bit evil, worse
not honour disabling of write caching. But there's nothing wrong with
it if it can be either disabled, or has proper barrier support
(which, AIUI, SATA does).
> set. But it's still rubbish compared to decent U320 kit. ;->
I cant think of a single reason why. Even more so when you consider
price difference of the disks.
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