On Tue, 2004-06-01 at 17:42, Malcolm Baldridge wrote:
Maybe not. I think it might come under the heading of "know your
> > At work I've gone away from SCSI for three reasons - first is cost,
> > second is that the speed difference isn't very much anymore,
> In contrast, my IDE drives have failed abruptly and without warning, many
> I have functioning SCSI drives in several machines from Seagate, Quantum
I can get my hands on a really nice 40MB Unisys disk drive.
Unfortunately it's the size of a washing machine (it is removable though
> > third is that you can't get SCSI in Djibouti (or Honolulu for
We actually had to go looking for drives while in Honolulu. Searched
all over the island and couldn't find a single SCSI drive (this was in
2000). We finally had to order from the mainland. We drove over to
Comp USA and bought 4 new 60GB IDE drives for about the cost of shipping
for the SCSI drives and external enclosure.
If it's not rough you can't tell your on a ship. It looks like an
office. The ships are 333 feet (100 meters) long. The main lab is
about 30x100 feet. I've been flying gear since the early 80s on P3s and
haven't had a problem with vibration. What used to fail the most was
> > We've had problems getting
That was funny. I needed a 1GB drive for a very old PC and I couldn't
find one anywhere in Singapore.
> > Now we're starting to switch to SATA for the same reason.