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[filmscanners] Re: Slightly OT: Hard Drive Speed



SCSI seems to have had problems catching on in Canada, so I suspect that
keeps prices up.  Cable prices here (when you can even find them) are
ridiculous.  I suspect they are much cheaper in the US.

The only other comment I'll make is that although prices on drives might
have now equalized with other interfaces, the interface cards can still
add a fair price to the cost relative to either built in EIDE ATA or
even add on cards.

How much faster is the best SCSI (Ultra wide?) than current ATA 100 7200
rpm technology?  Is it worth the extra hassle of SCSI?

Art


Moreno Polloni wrote:

>>>Please name the two drives you are claiming are a FIVE times price
>>>
> increase
> for SCSI vs IDE.<<
>
> I looked up wholesale pricing for the IBM 18gb SCSI drive being discussed,
> vs a 7200 rpm 100gb IDE drive for the same price and posted the results in a
> previous message. The SCSI drive costs more than 5x per gb than the IDE. My
> source was Tech Data, one of the largest computer distributors in Canada.
>


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