Subject: Re: IDE and IDE ATAPI compibilite
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jake Hamby <email@example.com>
Date: 11/06/1995 12:47:03
On Mon, 6 Nov 1995, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> Hi Remi,
> you wrote in <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Does NetBSD support IDE hard disk on A1200?
> > Does NetBSD support IDE ATAPI Cd-Rom?
I'm not a NetBSD/Amiga expert (in fact, I haven't even installed it yet
since I'm getting a 68030 board in a few days to upgrade my 68000! :-)
but I do know from FreeBSD on the PC that ATAPI is a rather
poorly-defined standard and some CD-ROMs (especially the older revisions)
are really troublesome to detect/support/differentiate from, for example
IDE hard drives.
Face it, IDE's only advantage is that it's dirt cheap. In all other
areas (CPU utilization, raw transfer speed, versatility, compatibility)
it really falls down compared to SCSI, even when you factor in SCSI
pitfalls like termination problems. If you've got an Amiga, you really
should be thinking SCSI (unfortunately, with NetBSD, that's basically
limited to the most popular controllers, GVP, A3000, etc...) Just my $0.02
> > Does NetBSD support SCSI for DKB Mongoose expansion bord?
> Matthias Scheler