Subject: Re: various scsi questions
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/09/2000 09:54:14
On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 02:54:39PM -0600, Peter Seebach wrote:
> U2W is most often (always?) found as "LVD", an electrically different kind of
> 68-pin cable.  Not the same cable, not compatible.  All the devices I've seen
> so far can be jumpered to go back to being plain ultra-wide.

Is it physically the same connector ? Can I buy U2W cases and use them with
UW disks/controllers ? Or the opposite ?

> I'm using a pair of EIDE drives on an Alpha as a "low-end" NFS server.  With
> 2 6GB EIDE drives, I can pretty much saturate 100Mbps ethernet with packets,
> and I get at *least* 5MB/sec.
> Keep in mind, your network will limit you long before disks will.  My advice
> is generally to not spend too much extra money on extra speed in disks, unless
> you have some way to get the bandwidth used.

This machine will have a gigabit NIC (and may get a second in the future),
so I'm not sure network will be the bottleneck :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.