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finally got the cash for a 15krpm drive need advice

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ok i finally came across some extra cash and i wanna pick up a 36gig 15,000 rpm scsi harddrive. I have a few questions first...
which brand would you choose seagate or ibm (i am getting retail box no matter which i get) next what type of scsi should i get i see there are ultra 160 ultra 320 ect...which type is suited best for performance?

Any other input you have would be appreciated
Cheers :)


Jan 29, 2002
The Big Brother Nation
no disk can achive 160 mbs sustained but the 320s are newer and give beter perfomance.
320 rock as a soft raid (lots of disks on a chanel can get close to 320 )but the cost is prity daft.
a 160 would probly give u good performance with one disk and i would say segate for performance but ibm may be cheeper. (have not looked at prices for a while) also a 32 bit 33mhz slot has a band width of 132 mb/s and 66Mhz 64bit has 528 mb/s. the slot can criple the disks with this stuff.


Very kind Senior
Mar 13, 2002
Greensboro NC
My drive preference is normally Seagate, Fujitsu and IBM. Each generation of drives has a bit different behavior, but that's my normal order. From the board in your sig, you'll be limited to a 32/33 PCI bus, since you have to hit dual/workstation planars before you get higher end PCI busses. Assuming that, a single or dual channel U160 card, with a 64/66 native bus and backwards compatibility to 32/33, would give you upgradability and decent performance now. If you have enough money a U320 card would give more options for later.