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[filmscanners] Re: Slightly OT: Hard Drive Speed



You can't castigate someone for quoting wholesale prices and then go on to
brag about some Ebay chance occurrence!

The reality is that unless you get very lucky or have very modest storage
requirements, you can get much more bang for the buck with IDE.

On Thursday 07 Feb 2002 2:03 am, Ezio c/o TIN wrote:
> Moreno , please, give up ! with such a flame ... I am a 21 years old IBM
> Sales Representative and I can assure you cannot compare apple to apple in
> such a manner ... first of all a 100GB as got an owful throughput provided
> the inherent density of data per actuator ... it is almost unfair toward
> the IDE drive (and this is avoiding to speak about IDE protocol bottle
> necks). Second ... the IBM List prices could be quite different from the
> STREET PRICES ... please, go wherever you want and ask for the REALLY
> PRACTICED PRICE (street price) if you don't want accept eBay prices for
> SEALED NEW and under 3 years international warranties .
>
> Despite I am a 21 old IBM Sales Man (Unix Systems and not Netfinity) ... my
> systems at home are clones self assembled , but with IBM HDD (1 x 36GB
> U-160 + 3 x 18GB U-160 with Adaptec 29160 ... and slower SCSI U2FWs on the
> other systems (2)..)
>
> The 5x18.2GB I have already referenced are SEALED NEW and labelled as
> Compaq ! and they will be driven by a MYLEX (again IBM ... damned !)
> SCSI-U2FW 80MB/s on 2 chains ... with INTEL i960 chip ... and I have bought
> it for 65$ (not 500) new and under warranty on eBay again ...
> What about the price/performance of a RAID0,1,3,5 IDE ???????? capable of
> 15 drives ... please compare this and then ... apples will be compared with
> apples and pears with pears ...
> I think you will NEVER put everything on a single drive IDE or SCSI it
> could be ... or you will have an orrible bottleneck on the actuators (at
> least) ... isn't it ?
>
> Sincerely.
>
> Ezio
>
> www.lucenti.com  e-photography site
>
> ICQ: 139507382
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Moreno Polloni" <mp@dccnet.com>
> To: <ezio.lucenti1@tin.it>
> Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 1:20 AM
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Slightly OT: Hard Drive Speed
>
> >> 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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