[ILUG] Mandrake 10
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Tue Apr 27 13:29:36 IST 2004
On Monday 26 April 2004 18:08, John Allen wrote:
> > Slightly OT, but does anyone know of a source in Europe for SCSI drives
> > about 80GB in size?
Thanks, that was useful.
> > I was brought up to believe that SCSI good, IDE bad.
> Best for servers, though the margin is not what it used to be.
It's been my (not very extensive) experience that SCSI drives
usually tell you they feel ill,
and can generally be persuaded to take a few more breaths before they die,
while IDE drives are liable to instantaneously fatal heart attacks
after which they are beyond resuscitation.
Whereas my SCSI drives have always yielded their info
on being run upside-down, left overnight in the freezer,
dropped on a stone surface from a height of 7mm, etc
(as advised by various gurus).
Did anyone ever put a SATA drive in the microwave?
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