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Re: How to make a REALLY FAST db server?

From: "Steve Wolfe" <steve(at)iboats(dot)com>
To: "'pgsql-general(at)PostgreSQL(dot)org'" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: How to make a REALLY FAST db server?
Date: 2001-09-27 18:08:35
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> What I said: "SCSI disks cost a lot more than comparable IDE disks."
> What you said: "No, because I found some cheap SCSI disks that
> don't have comparable IDE models."

  That's not what I said.  If you're going to quote me, get it right.

> My statement only operates in the domain where
> there ARE comparable models.

  You say that SCSI disks are more expensive than comparable IDE disks.  I
say that it's usually impossible to find an IDE disk that truly *is*
comparable to a SCSI disk - and when you do, you're generally comparing
the most recent IDE disk to an older SCSI disk.

  If nothing but peak transfer rate is all that matters to you in a hard
drive, then yes, you can find comparable IDE and SCSI disks - but if
that's all that matters, you're being pretty short-sighted.  And to
compare nothing but drive features when talking about your disk I/O
subsytem is also very short-sighted.


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