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[filmscanners] Re: Slightly OT: Hard Drive Speed



>> My comparison shows the kind of pricing you'd get in Canada if you bought
>> them from a local retailer. This pricing comparison is quite
>> valid as those
>> are the real-world prices most people will be paying for either type of
>> drive. I can't vouch for what prices are in other countries.

> And comparing prices for a VW and a school bus are also equally
> as valid...to someone, I guess.

If someone wanted to carry as many people as possible for fixed amount of
money, it could very well be.

If walked into a computer store and priced a SCSI and IDE drive, the results
would be as I reported.

>> by coming up with the exceptions.

>Well, it is YOU who came up with a comparison of two exceptions...
> a cheap LARGE IDE drive with an expensive SMALL SCSI drive.

The SCSI drive I used was the same model that Eizo bought and used for his
example. It is priced in the same ballpark as similar Seagate and Quantum
drives. I took the wholesale price of that SCSI drive and found the nearest
match in wholesale price of a 7200 rpm IDE drive, which in this case was a
100gb Maxtor. They matched within $5. The Maxtor is not a cheap IDE drive.
It's cost is about average for IDE drives. Some brands like Samsung and
Fujitsu typically cost less. My comparision did not show that SCSI drives
have a typically higher markup than IDE drives.


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