SCSI vs ESDI
Barton A. Fisk
barton at holston.UUCP
Mon May 28 07:40:41 AEST 1990
In article <1990May23.151746.18784 at cbnewsm.att.com>, dab at cbnewsm.att.com (david.a.berk) writes:
> Subject line says it all, which is superior ?
I think SCSI will pay off for you if you:
1. Want a single system interface that can connect to
multiple disk drives, optical drives, scanners, printers,
and other periphs.
2. Want to make it easier to add larger faster drives with
(this is absolutely true, as yesterday we added a 333meg
Maxtor to a system and it was just about plug-and-go,
not formatting is NICE!!)
3. Regularly access large files and tranfer large blocks.
[makes SCSI overhead less of an issue, however some
hardware makers (NCR is one) has employed a processor
to offload the SCSI overhead (actually SCSI-2).
4. Choose multiple smaller drives rather than one large
>From working with SCSI, I especially appreciate #2.
Hope this helps.
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