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[filmscanners] Re: Slightly OT: Hard Drive Speed

Thanks for answering my query and your input and views.


Moreno Polloni wrote:

>>>How much faster is the best SCSI (Ultra wide?) than current ATA 100 7200
> rpm technology?  Is it worth the extra hassle of SCSI?
> The best SCSI drives run at 15k. They are really fast. I don't have any
> comparative benchmarks, but the drives are expensive, and the benefits to
> you really depend on the application at hand and the drive configuration. A
> pair of large striped IDE drives delivers performance that most people find
> perfectly adequate for image editing. A 100 meg file can be opened in about
> 4 seconds. That's acceptable to most people. The only SCSI drives I sell
> these days are for server storage (where SCSI, for various reasons, is a
> better solution).

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