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By kashmeir63 ·
Hi,
Not sure which way to go...
I have a Windows computert(tower) that holds 6 Drives.It is a older computer (h.p. netserver 5/66). On the drives I would like to store drawing of all different sizes. This would be on a windows network. Is it better to go with Scsi drives or Ide drives?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Scsi vs Ide

if i was looking at old file server with scsi and ide drives then i would figure the fastest drives were the scsi drives. what os?

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by kashmeir63 In reply to Scsi vs Ide

I'm installing windows 2000 Server

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by TechKid In reply to Scsi vs Ide

IDE

your old system won't be able to achieve any benefit with today's scsi drives. Old scsi drives will be expensive and risky for long term use. go with a lot of cheap ide drives and you can always stripe them for added performance.

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by TheChas In reply to Scsi vs Ide

Look at what is in the PC for drive controllers.

On most PCs, you are limited to 4 IDE devices unless you add plug-in controller cards.

On a SCSI card, you can install at least 7 devices.

For a file server, there are a number of advantages with using SCSI drives.

2 important options require that you set up a RAID array.

With a RAID array, you have the option of turning all 6 drives into 1 big drive, or of having redundant copies of files for data recovery in the event of a drive failure.

The only disadvantage of SCSI drives is that they are a lot more expensive than equivalent sized IDE drives.

Chas

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