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[filmscanners] Re: Slightly OT: Hard Drive Speed



SCSI hard disk drives is the answer.
Faster than any IDE , multiple access at the same time and greater number of
units for the same number of controllers.
Price is NOT a problem ... I have already bought 4 x 18.2 IBM 10,000rpm
SCSI-3 for 95$ each (on eBay) .
The tests are saying : 35MB/sec.  each .... on the same kind of drives I
have installed in this system .

Anyhow ... because I don't want to start AGAIN another flame on disks ... as
I have been involved in 2 flames already on the same matter and on this same
list.

I can give more opinions privately at ezio_lucenti@tin.it

Sincerely.

Ezio

www.lucenti.com  e-photography site

ICQ: 139507382
----- Original Message -----
From: <david_bookbinder@sprynet.com>
To: <ezio.lucenti1@tin.it>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 6:51 AM
Subject: [filmscanners] RE: Slightly OT: Hard Drive Speed


I have a USB 2.0 Buslink hard drive, and although the drive's internal speed
is faster than my internal EIDE drive (7200RPM vs 5200RPM, or thereabouts),
in action it is only about half as fast, according to my CD writing
software's data transfer tests. Although USB 2.0 is far faster than 1.1, it
is still a bottleneck (and it is certainly not 40 times faster than USB 1.1,
at least in terms of data transfer from an internal to the external drive).
I keep my "working" files on my internal drive, and keep files I will be
accessing less frequently on the external drive. Once I start to fill up the
external drive, I'll offload the even-less-frequently-used files to CDs.

If you get a USB drive, get the biggest one you can afford. It is amazingly
easy to generate a gigabyte of Photoshop files in a very short time.

- David

-----Original Message-----
From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of HMSDOC@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 10:52 PM
To: david_bookbinder@sprynet.com
Subject: [filmscanners] Slightly OT: Hard Drive Speed


In anticipation of obtaining Photoshop I was wondering about hard drive
speed.  In particular, I was wondering if getting a USB 2.0 card and an
external USB 2.0 Hard Drive would be significantly faster than working off
of
a partition on my internal EIDE drive.  Don't know nearly as much as you
folks about hardware, so I hope this question is not a ridiculous one.  I
guess you will let me know if it is :>)

Howard
HMSDOC@aol.com

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