Subject: Re: pciide performance on alpha
To: Andreas Johansson <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/12/1999 15:00:10
> Well, 4 of the 6 bigfoot's I've heard of have failed. None of them were
> larger than 12GB, though.

They were probably TX series, also.

> 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
> quite ok.

That's true, to an extent.  But for my music collection, I'm only
concerned with them being: 1) big, and 2) cheap.  Even a cable modem
can do 192Kb/s.