Macs and PCs vs workstations
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Mon Aug 7 17:11:07 CDT 2006
> On 7/8/06 19:17, "Zane H. Healy" <healyzh at aracnet.com> wrote:
> > I finally used IDE on an Alpha for the first time this last week on one of
> > my new XP1000's. It wasn't stellar, but as I was booting from CD-ROM, I
> > didn't expect much.
> Thanks for reminding me - my Alpha DS10 was, according to the Alpha
> Technologies course, designed to be an IDE machine out of the box despite
> that every DS10 I've worked on ever had a Qlogic QLA1040 (or equivalent)
> SCSI board in running 2 or 3 U2/U3 SCSI drives. Time to dig out a spare IDE
> drive and see how different the speed is!
I'm actually threatening to put a large ~250GB IDE drive in my XP1000/667,
as a backup device. Shouldn't be to hard to create a batch job that backs
up the drives in the middle of the night and resubmits itself. Though it
has been quite a while since I did any serious DCL scripting. As the system
has a built in UW-SCSI, plus I've added U2W-SCSI, and FW-SCSI-Diff, I have
no desire to try and actually run on IDE!
I'm thinking regular backups to the IDE drive, and occasional backups to
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