[oclug] Need advice on server specs

bbarnett at l8r.net bbarnett at l8r.net
Thu Feb 1 18:18:34 EST 2001


On 01-Feb-2001 Andrew Hutton wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 11:17:39AM -0500, Matt Larose wrote:
>> I'm not going to comment on what distro to use, because I always suggest
>> to use the one that you're familiar with. But for hardware what I would
>> suggest is an AMD Duron/Athlon with a Abit KT7-Raid and two or three Fast
>> IDE drives.  Or if he's looking for more performance go with scsi and
> 
> Why go with SCSI?  It's simply expensive and slow if you don't NEED the
> shared-media aspects.
> 
> The idea that SCSI is better/faster than IDE is *FALSE*, on the right
> hardware IDE far outscales SCSI up to about 500G.
> 

Lies!! ;)

Is it more expensive?  Yes.  Is it needed most of the time?  No.  Can it handle
a high disk access load better than ide?  Yes.

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