Subject: Re: EIDE -> SCSI adapter
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/17/1997 00:37:01
On Fri, 16 May 1997, Erik E. Fair wrote:

> I have been watching the prices in the EIDE market drop, and today's
> announcement from IBM about two new drives for laptoys (4GB and 5GB) for about
> $0.11 per megabyte (list!) makes me wonder: how hard would it be to make an
> EIDE -> SCSI adapter....

Well, you want to be careful; I've not seen many IDE drives that
were stunning performers. The Quantum Fireball TM, for example,
looks like it has a nice price, and even has a SCSI version. Up
here it wholesales for the equivalant of US$350, or about eleven
cents per megabyte. However, it's a 4500 RPM drive with 128K of
cache, and the performance is nowhere near that of a mid-range SCSI
drive, like a Seagate Hawk, for example.


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