Has anyone used large EIDE drives with Linux?

Has anyone used large EIDE drives with Linux?

Post by bill davids » Sat, 18 Jan 1997 04:00:00

I'm seriously thinking of using a few cheap 6G EIDE drives for a
small database, rather than going with SCSI. The hit rate will be
quite low, but the data are large, which seems to negate any
arguments about SCSI providing overlapped seeks or faster transfer
rates. Neither of these are issues here, I need to find a few K of
data a few hundred times an hour.

If anyone has done this I'd like to be reassured. The money is not a
big issue, but I see no need to spend $2k for a 9G SCSI when I can
get 6.4G for $450 just because I have the funding.

"As a software development model, Anarchy does not scale well."
                -Dave Welch


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