Subject: Re: tangent: bounce buffers.
To: <>
From: Tracy Di Marco White <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/17/1996 22:26:39
}John Nemeth writes:
}>Then you might want to ask how this poor college student can
}>afford to buy more then 16 MB of RAM [...].
}Oh, that's easy.  You buy *exactly* 16MB RAM and have 384KB of it
}remapped above 16MB.  Add a 1542 and voila!  BOOM.

Or, RAM drops to an amazingly cheap price, while SCSI cards don't.
I can use more RAM on the other OSs I have on my system (It'd be
nice if it were useful under NetBSD too).  I have a 1542 and 16MB
of RAM.  I can increase the amount of RAM I have without having to
get rid of any.  I would have to get rid of the perfectly good SCSI
card I have to reasonably afford to replace it, and I have other
upgrades I consider much more important than replacing a *working*
SCSI card.

}>You might ask how this college student
}>can afford SCSI hard drives, which are more expensive then IDE drives.
}>Needless to say, if you can afford the RAM and SCSI HD's, you can
}>probably afford a new motherboard and/or SCSI controller.

}Perhaps, because you have the hardware lying around? 386DXen with 20,
}24 and 32MB RAM weren't that uncommon.  Or 486DXen of various speeds
}with only ISA slots.  They aren't unreasonable machines either.

Besides, used SCSI drives are getting relatively cheap around here,
especially the smaller (smaller == <1GB) ones.  And I can only add
one more IDE drive to my system so cheap smaller SCSI drives are the
way to go for me.

Tracy J. Di Marco White