Upgrading early BIOS
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 15:58:08 CDT 2008
Eric J Korpela wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Jules Richardson
> <jules.richardson99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Given that IDE was more
>> accessible due to it being cheaper technology, I'm surprised that it too
>> didn't gain a reputation for requiring goat sacrifices and the like that
>> SCSI did. I suppose cost wins out over common sense at times...
> I'll give some additional reasons...
Hmm, good points... I suppose I never really thought of the DB-25 Apple SCSI
(or those bloody SCSI Iomega drives) as being "real SCSI", but maybe that was
a lot of peoples' first exposure to the technology.
The termination issue's always puzzled me, because the rules for how and when
to terminate have seemed so clear. I agree that auto-termination was one of
those features that never should have happened, though - it does seem prone to
screwing things up.
> I'm totally off tape. Our experience with DLT is that the drives
> don't last, transfer rates are too slow, and the media are too
> unreliable and too expensive.
I've never had any issues to be honest. I've heard lots of bad things about
the DLT-8000 technology, though.
> it's too expensive when you can get 750GB SATA drives for $150.
I keep waiting for a hard disk vendor to come out with a 'backup drive' which
has an unloadable head assembly and the platter stack in a removable pack,
accessible through the front of the machine - just like the olden days :-)
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