What hard drive SCSI or Serial - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2004, 10:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 7
Default What hard drive SCSI or Serial

Im going to build a new comp and want a really fast one.

This computer started with one HD (ATA100) then I put a second one in on the RAID controller. The performance inprovement was VERY good.

Now for my new one I was thinking of getting two SCSI 320 10K and a RAID controller.

My question is will a standard 32bit PCI bus at 133mb/s keep up with the SCSI drives. Or would I be better off with a serial 10k drive.

Any info/web pages would be very helpful.

Thanks Aurin Craft

aurin is offline  
Old 08-05-2004, 02:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 420
Send a message via AIM to silence782

I'd definately go serial. Much newer and easier to understand than SCSI. I've recently worked with serial in creating a mirror array and it moved data very quickly.

Still weak, I know, but getting better:
CPU: AMD AthlonXP 2500+
1.8GHz @ 333 FSB
512 DDR 2700
160 GB westerndigital hd
Dual booted with XP/Fedora Core 5
PCchips M848A mobo
nVIDIA GeForce MX 4000 video Card
Associate\'s Degree in Applied Computer Sciences.
A+ Certified for Hardware and Operating Systems. Network+ Certified
silence782 is offline  
Old 08-05-2004, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932

SCSI used to be really fast, but the new ATA's are making that a non-issue. A good ATA drive will be plenty fast. Plus, when you're looking at SCSI, there's that major COST issue. (ie, they are expensive!)

I once bought a 18gig SCSI for a server at work, and for the same price I bought a 80gig serial.

Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Old 08-05-2004, 03:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 233

I just recently purchased two 74GB 10K RPM WD Raptor HDDs and am VERY happy with their performance. Like ShoobieRat and silence782 said, I too believe SATA is the new way to go. I would also have to say that RAID arrays used for performance increases don't really help much on a home system.

Read this link for more info.


This swayed me from going RAID, instead I have 2 WD Raptors set up on two different SATA interfaces. One with OS files and the other with Paging file/game files. Hope that helps.
Come visit a new technology and digital image arena website where you may compete in monthly image contests and chat about technology. t3ch.l33t is currently searching for members to help manage different areas of the site. t3ch.l33t Image Arena Home

crazybeans is offline  
Old 08-06-2004, 03:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,536

SCSI was not designed for the home user. They are a completely different format than (s)ata. They are loud and get quite hot.

The WD Raptors outperform the SCSI.
ag3 is offline  
Old 08-06-2004, 10:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932

None of the SCSI's I got running right now are loud(er) or hot(er) than anything else running in the server room. I don't know if I wouldn't have one running at home, but I already know I wouldn't because their sizes are large enough and their cost would mean I'd have to stop eating for the rest of my life and 30 years after to pay for it.


Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.