Re: C-128 and Jeri board
Date: 2001-05-02 02:16:56

On Tue, 1 May 2001, Richard Atkinson wrote:

> On Tue, 1 May 2001, Bryan Pope wrote:
> > > No need for IDE; just connect a USB HD, like the
> > > LaCie pocketdrive (which also supports firewire,
> > > for fast links to other machines).
> > >
> > I have to disagree here.  IDE drives are cheap, large
> > and relatively fast.  SCSI and FireWire may be very fast,
> > but they are a lot more expensive compared to IDE.
> IDE drives are almost compulsory IMHO, but bear in mind I have a biased
> European point of view (which means I am *extremely* cost-sensitive).

I'll agree here.  SCSI can be a bit of a pain to use if you're not
experienced with it.  However, sticking to IDE limits your device options,
as well as some drive intelligence. (IDE does, after all, mean ignorant
drive electronics)

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