Subject: Re: Cheap(isk) SCSI Drives (Was: EIDE -> SCSI adapter)
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/19/1997 09:44:01
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	1gb scsi drives are going for a little over $100...


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On Sat, 17 May 1997, Peter Seebach wrote:

> 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.
> -s