Re: Please Advise: SCSI vs. IDE

Alan Cox (
Sun, 29 Sep 1996 15:50:29 +0100 (BST)

> Don't get me wrong, IDE is just fine (I have only IDE drives in my box),
> it's just that IDE can't cut it under a loaded enviroment, and it makes
> things worse (you can't service interupts if your doing an IDE transfer,
> you can if your waiting on a SCSI transfer).

Bus mastering IDE like the triton is a lot better than existing IDE, but
you still cannot queue up multiple tasks for a drive, you cannot seek one
drive while doing disk I/O on the other, you can only have two drives
per controller.

Triton IDE is a passable workstation level disk subsystem. Put 8Gb of disk
on an IDE box and try a full usenet feed and end user service. Then try it
with a pair of buslogic scsi controllers and SCSI disk instead of a pair of IDE