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From: Damien J. Dye (Damien.J.Dyestudent.shu.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 16:57:44 CST
>> With regards to firewire I'm interested in that as well. I'm
>> considering the pro's and con's of replacing a SCSI subsystem totally
>> with a firewire one.
>Today, it's still a no-brainer. If you need performance, SCSI 160 is
>the only game in town.
> FireWire is only 400 meg-BITS per second
> SCSI 160 is 160meg-BYTES per second... or 1600 meg BITS per second.
>Obviously, if you only have SCSI 2 drives at 40meg, they are equivalent.
>Depending upon your environment the use of FireWire is primarily for things
>like WebCams, iPods, Portable disk drive and the like.
>On a dedicated system, a single FireWire drive is fast enough to capture
>low-res (ie Sony Digital-8) video in real time. However, if you want to get
>into linear editing, you need the SCSI bandwidth.
>The biggest advantage, if performance is not an issue is cost. FireWire
>drives are rapidly becoming commodity priced -- still much lower in cost
>Right now, I use SCSI for performance and im-mobility and FireWire for
>portability. (Although, at the moment, my FireWire connectivity is limited
>to OSX on my Macs. Fortunately my Alpha which is a pathetic PWS433 compared
>to my new 800 iMac sit on a 100meg home network... got to figure out how to
>get my XP1000/EV6/7-667 here in the office declared surplus.)
why do you want it your self ? or are you going to scrap it ?
>William H. Magill Senior Systems Administrator
>Information Services and Computing (ISC) Networking & Telecommunications
>University of Pennsylvania
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--- Damien J Dye 1st Year BNE Student Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield South Yorkshire United Kingdom.
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