Which SCSI disk and tape drives for Xenix/UNIX

Richard Foulk richard at pegasus.com
Thu Jun 7 01:17:14 AEST 1990

>We're looking at SCSI drives (to run with the Adaptec 1542B SCSI controller
>under SCO Xenix 386 GT). We heard that the quality of the Wren series has
>suffered since it has been made by Seagate. Is there any truth in this?

I'd be surprised if Seagate has had enough time since taking over the
Wren stuff to screw them up.  Then again, if anyone can screw up a
hard disk, Seagate can.

>The alternatives we are looking at, are: Micropolis 1684 which is a half-height
>drive with 345 Mbytes after formating, and one of the Maxtor 300Mbyte drives.

I've heard complaints from a number of people about Micropolis and
excessive numbers of bad-blocks.

Richard Foulk		richard at pegasus.com

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