IDE hard disk

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  1. alewisa

    alewisa New Member

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    Ok, what's the panel's choice of IDE (spit, spit) hard disk?

    Looking at two areas:

    1. Good, day to day workman like drive. Reliability and cost are factors.

    2. Ok, if I must have IDE, what is the fastest IDE drive on the block. Reliabillity and speed are factors.

    I'm a SCSI sort of fellow, but am knockin up two more games rigs. Dunno whether to just buy a run-o'-the-mill IDE drive, or spend the extra on a decent 7200rpm 2mb job. 20-40gb capacity will be adeuqate, as I'll either RAID-0 or not load all the games on at once!

    Ta
     
  2. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    I run 2 x40 gig IDE drives in RAID 0
    Very fast, very reliable.

    IMO, SCSI is only needed for servers these days as IDE has really caught up
    If you asked me about 2 years ago then I'd deffo say SCSI as the workstation performance difference was huge. Now its insignificant
     
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    Maxtor

    I run two 60G Maxtor ATA 133 in win XP . Maxtor is the only drive fully ATA 133 capable that I'm aware of! Very fast and reliable. Unless you need Raid I suggest you stay away because it does slow down the boot up speed.
     
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    reno Painlord of Ichor

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    wd

    Any western digital "special edition" (8 mb cache) drive will be faster than some SCSI drives, they only come in 80 / 100 / 120 GB versions though.
     
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    Re: wd

    I've been thinking about getting one these things. Is it really worth it???
     
  6. alewisa

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    tend to agree, although I still see a difference with some of the work I do which involves multiple concurrent requests. Plus, the sheer number of devices. And there is no IDE DLT drive ;-)

    Anyway, not wishing to start flame over IDE v SCSI, as it is a REAL horses for courses choice (though, stick an IDE drive into a server, and watch performance die!)
     
  7. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

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    My recommendation has to go to the Seagate Barracuda IV. Silent and fast. Like a killer assassin ninja.

    Yeah. Just like that.
     
  8. alewisa

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    It sort of went out the window on Saturday. Picked up another IBM deskstar 15gb drive, now stripped with an identical drive.

    And I picked up an IBM 36gb U160 SCSI drive too.

    Total cost? £100.

    And still have 5 x 9gb 10K Seagate U160 and a Compaq 3200 U160 RAID controller coming.

    Thanks for the advice.... am IDE RAIDing the games PC for now, and not sure what to do with the 36gb... will probs lob it in the dual PIII workstation.
     
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    I'v been told by a few people that IBM make the fastest drives thats why they have a very high temperature when running.
     
  10. alewisa

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    The 10K rpm Seagate's get hot, too. I have a burn scar on my finger from touching one after a 24hr soak test... bloody painfull.

    TBH, in a server I don't notice the difference (I do with IDE, though, due to single tasking nature of the spec). However, Netware also plays a part in that, as the architecture is so 'elegant'.

    On a desktop machine, yeah, there is a difference. Noticeable difference. But it's all relative, as when I boot up the Amiga's they are using thigs like the old 1080 1gb SCSI-2 drives (8bit, 10MHz!). Hell, the 8-bitters are still on floppy disks (but better than tape anyway!)
     
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    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

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    Bah, burned yourself on a HDD? That ain't nothing. :D

    Ever touch a 1GHz Duron? My finger said AMD on it.
     
  12. reno

    reno Painlord of Ichor

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    sdf

    Wussys...ever touched a 2000 watt Xenon lightbulb? Can you say 3rd degree burns?

    hehe
     
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    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

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    Damn, reno, that's hotter than the Thoroughbred!

    Seriously, though, were you hospitalized?
     
  14. alewisa

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    since birth
     

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