Subject: Re: EIDE -> SCSI adapter
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 05/17/1997 11:13:05
In a lot of cases, I don't *care* about performance. I need a new
drive for a 68030 based Amiga. In practice, this SCSI-1 based
machine will never clear a couple megs a second under any circumstances,
but it desperately needs more space. I could buy it more space than
it currently has for $100 or $150 if I could attach an IDE drive;
I currently can't *find* cheap SCSI drives anywhere, in any size,
so I'm being forced to cannibalize old hardware.
I don't *need* a high-end, fast drive. Unfortunately, SCSI has become
a "high-end" type of drive. ACK!
A SCSI controller that controlled one or two IDE drives as LUN's would
be worth a lot of money to me.
I mean, be practical; in what way, shape, or form is any modern IDE drive
going to be slower than a full-height, 5.25" 1-gig drive from 1990? The
cache and smaller size alone probably make them faster than the old
drive's theoretical maximum.