ABIT's 12 IDE channel mobo: New competition for SCSI?
Posted 17 March 2002 - 03:59 PM
So this board can control 12 IDE devices, get the right kind of SCSI card and it alone can control 16.
We all know that ATA is coming towards the end of it's life anyway, Serial-ATA is the next step for the "IDE" interface, ATA-133 being a complete waste of everybody's time and money.
It's a nice idea from ABit, get as much on the motherboard as possible, but another question has to be at what cost?
How much is this motherboard going to cost?
How many people need the ability to control 12 IDE devices?
Nice enough idea, but I look at this board as a bit of hype over nothing really amazing and as for it's effect on SCSI, nothing really.
Posted 17 March 2002 - 11:55 PM
Posted 18 March 2002 - 04:25 AM
I just love how they say it Legacy-Free then what h@ll is the floppy doing on the board??.
Posted 18 March 2002 - 04:39 AM
As far as raid goes, a while back i thought, wow raid yeah ill have that. Most pointless thing i have ever used, unless you spend most of you life benchmarking your drives there is no difference
Posted 18 March 2002 - 06:49 AM
Posted 18 March 2002 - 06:53 AM
zip 100-slave ide2
ibm gxp60/20G-master ide raid 1 (ntfs)(striped)
ibm gxp60/20G-master ide raid 2 (ntfs)(striped)
ibm gxp60/20G-slave ide raid 2 (fat32)
sure my pci slots are not full but i can add things as i need them at will. i have so much more "built-in" headroom than just the normal ide setup.
now this is just my set-up and works very good for me. I still want a duel chip so bad i can tast it but that is a story not told to children to go to bed to.
Posted 18 March 2002 - 12:38 PM
I have 4x 60GB HD's in a RAID 0+1 array.
However, the main reason for this setup is the redundency it offers, any one HD can fail, most combinations of two, and my data will still be very safe and I can continue to use my PC whilst replacements are found.
The fact that my RAID 0+1 array on Promise TX2 also increases performance is really just a by-product.
Posted 19 March 2002 - 11:52 AM
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