Subject: Re: pciide performance on alpha
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andreas Johansson <email@example.com>
Date: 08/12/1999 20:12:03
On Thu, 12 Aug 1999, Charles M. Hannum wrote:
> pciide0 at pci0 dev 7 function 1: Intel 82371SB IDE Interface (PIIX3)
> wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <QUANTUM BIGFOOT TS19.2A>
> 655360000 bytes transferred in 45 secs (14563555 bytes/sec)
> I bought these disks *just* after they hit the market, and they've
> worked flawlessly so far.
Well, 4 of the 6 bigfoot's I've heard of have failed. None of them were
larger than 12GB, though.
The problem with the bigfoot is not the raw speed, it's the seek time. And
it really shows too. The Maxtors have about 8ms average which I think is