[lug] A bit confused

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Tue Oct 3 17:38:31 MDT 2000

On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 05:22:40PM -0600, Nate Duehr wrote:
>Uh, you mean SCSI *is* better, not *would have been* better, right?  :)
>I love using SCSI CD-RW burners under Linux/BSD/whatever... much better
>than their IDE counterparts.

Hmm?  How so?  I just got 4 SCSI burners and if I could take it back I
would have gotten IDE instead.  You're limited to two burners per box
if you're running them concurrently, and having to buy SCSI controllers
for every two drives ups the cost even more...  All of our hardware
has two spare IDE channels, so...

We burn about 100 CDs on IDE burners every month and 200 on SCSI.
There really isn't much difference I've seen from the Linux side.
I used to be a SCSI snob, but you know, I'm perfectly happy with
IDE for most things these days.

Did I mention I just got an 80GB hard drive for under $300?

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