Re: HDD + FD info

From: Michael Samuel <>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 11:53:02 +1100 (EST)

On Thu, 19 Mar 1998, Bill Wichers wrote:

> I'm doing some research into building a series of smaller caches (for
> schools mainly), and the idea is too keep costs down as much as possible.
> My question:
> Does anyone have any expierience using UDMA hard drive in a Squid box? I
> really, really don't want to use IDE (slow, fail too much, you know), but
> SCSI would result in a significantly higher cost for the schools. UDMA
> might be a good balence. Any expierience?

I haven't done any production level tests, but I can tell you, if you use
Linux, to get the performance required for a proxy cache to be worth
having on IDE (nothing does real UDMA anyway yet), you'll need so much RAM
that it would be the same cost to just buy a SCSI hard disk :-)

This wasn't even on a production machine (just a home test)...

Michael Samuel,

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