Thread: 3.6ms Average seek time !
October 14th, 2002, 08:24 PM #1
3.6ms Average seek time !
When accustomed to checking IDE drive numbers, looking into the mid-range SCSI is mind boggling.
Seagate Cheetah X15 36LP
3.6 ms Average seek time
2.0 ms Average latency
160 mb/sec transfer rate
8 mb buffer
5 year warranty
Compare those numbers to IDE drives, if you're planning a High End system, then SCSI is an opion to investigate.
And SCSI's inherent ability to "fix" errors on the fly, something IDE only dreams about. I wonder how WD's "Data Lifeguard" utility actually works..
Sample at Dell->>
Last edited by Richard Cranium; October 14th, 2002 at 09:49 PM.
October 14th, 2002, 08:45 PM #2
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yeah scsi is great!
.... until you have to look at the pricesHelicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
October 15th, 2002, 03:03 AM #3
yah, SCSI would rock! If you had an extra $300 to spend on your PC!
I've been looking into serial ATA. It's sounding pretty good! Not SCSI, but still looking a lot better then standered ATA. I was reading an article about all the new IDE types that different companies are testing. They have some cool stuff coming out.
October 15th, 2002, 03:40 AM #4
Not to mention the fact that all that money spent MIGHT fetch you a drive with half the capacity of an IDE drive half it's price.
Go RAID and save a bundle.
October 18th, 2002, 01:06 PM #5
Vass 'High End system' usually indicated the price may exceed $3g so the small price increase is minimal on upper end units..
Marshall, another point is the ability of SCSI to "self-repair" the stats indicate that within 30 minutes the HD will move the data to another cluster avoiding data loss..
Also the SCSI Card has its own CPU thereby eliminating system CPU usage.
I have gathered the stuff to put together a low-end SCSI system for home use, will post results as they appear.
October 18th, 2002, 01:56 PM #6
I just ordered a high end dual Xeon workstation and monitor, total was about $6990. A big part of that cost was the drive subsystem (3 large SCSI HDs and related RAID controller).
October 18th, 2002, 05:03 PM #7
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whoah DVNT1, you one rich fella, can I come over and play?
October 18th, 2002, 05:40 PM #8
I ordered it but, I didn't pay for it. It is for automated CMM work. We use 3D CAD drawings to help create/plot the programs for automated CMM measuring.
I don't even get to really use it. I had to determine what to buy and will have to ultimately support.
October 18th, 2002, 05:52 PM #9
hehe, we could ALWAYS help you "support" it
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