Subject: Re: IEEE1394 (firewire) vs USB2
To: None <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/03/2002 11:03:04
On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 07:49:15PM -0600, Rick Kelly wrote:
> Greywolf said:
> >SCSI's additional components do not justify THAT much of a price
> >difference.  They charge that much more because They Can [TM].

Yeah, a 100+ GB SCSI drive costs 10 times as much as a similar IDE drive.

> But SCSI drives usually last longer, and you can actually have multiple
> drives on a controller.

My SCSI and IDE drives both seem to die before long.  Well, some drives
last 5 years even, but some SCSI drives have a feature of dying at the
age of 12-18 months.

I wish there was one manufacturer who put reliability before price and
top performance..