[ILUG-Social] Hardware vendor in uk
kenn at bluetree.ie
Wed Feb 21 12:16:26 GMT 2001
> "John P . Looney" wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 11:31:34AM +0000, Donncha O Caoimh mentioned:
> > > Has anyone seen http://www.scan.co.uk/today.htm yet?
> > >
> > > They have the following for UK£315
> > > Asus A7V-133 Motherboard with Promise RAID with new KT133A Chipset,
> > > AMD Athlon T'Bird 1.1GHz Processor
> > > Coolermaster "Copper" Heat Sink Fan
> > > 128Mb of PC-133 SDRAM Memory
> > > comments? worth going for?
> > Looks fabulous. But you'd need a big video card & fast disks to justify
> Well, I do have the Geforce2MX to play with.. I'll keep an eye on that
> page for disks too, they had a 30GB disk+128MB RAM for £123 or so
> yesterday but yesterday was sorta hectic..
The IBM 75GXP range of UDMA100 disks are nice, fast, quiet
and really good value for the 45GB model right now.
hdparm -t got approx 32MB/s on my A7V (not A7V-133, mind you...)
with the regular Linux UDMA stuff (i.e. disk hanging off the
regular IDE connector (VIA controller), with UDMA 80-way cable).
I'd be interested to know what I'd get from the A7V's Promise
UDMA-100 controller, but I haven't got around to patching my
kernel with the Promise drivers. (Not really that bothered
either, since kernel compiles tend to do more seeking than big
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