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Date:      Mon, 30 Jun 1997 10:07:21 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
To:        nathan@senate.org (Nathan Dorfman)
Cc:        bdodson@beowulf.utmb.edu, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: SCSI Hardware (was: QIC-80 Floppy Tapes)
Message-ID:  <199706301707.KAA01827@tao.thought.org>
In-Reply-To: <199706301602.MAA01404@limbo.senate.org> from Nathan Dorfman at "Jun 30, 97 12:02:52 pm"

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According to Nathan Dorfman:
> Nonetheless, I paid only $100 for this drive about two years ago and
> don't have the money to purchase a SCSI tape, at least not for this
> computer which doesn't even have a SCSI adapter. I thought that there'd
> be others like me and this would generate some interest; obviously I
> was wrong. As I plan to make my next computer all SCSI, can I change
> the subject and ask this: If I were to get computer A instead of computer
> B below, what (approximately) would be the price difference?
> 
>    A                            B
> SCSI 3.1GB HD              EIDE 3.1GB HD
> SCSI CD-ROM                IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM
> SCSI Tape Drive            IDE/ATAPI Tape (do they exist?)
> SCSI CD-R                  non-SCSI equivalent of CD-R
> 
> I heard that a SCSI adapter to manage so many devices at once would
> be around $150, plus the devices themselves will be more expensive. I
> would appreciate any input on this topic.
> 
> > 

	From the recent prices that I've seen, a ballpark estimate
	is roughly $500 more for the SCSI system.  I may be imagining
	this, but things-SCSI seem to last; seem more trouble-free.
	And in our world, are easier to configure.

	Depends on what you want, and how much time//effort//headbanging
	you are willing to put up with.  Me, I'll stick with SCSI
	and sleep better.... 

	gary kline





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