Re: 3.5 inch drive

Maurice Hilarius (maurice@ellpspace.math.ualberta.ca)
Thu, 7 Nov 1996 23:54:46 -0700

At 10:56 hrs. 11-07-96 -0600, you wrote:
>
>What is ultra narrow? 20MHz 8 bit??? What controller(s) will drive it?
To answer the questions, in order:
Yup. Another Yessir. Any decent Ultra controller will do. It is the 8 bit
variant, and so only uses those lines. It is kind of nice, because you get
the benefit of 20MB/sec data rate (same as wide) without paying the price
for 68 pin cabling. It also means you can use the same cabling for your
non-ultra devices, such as other HD's, tape, CD-ROM, without nasty cable
tricks. Final reason to love it: It's cheap!
Typical Ultra narrow drives are now coming out for same costs as older
SCSI-2 drives (or less). No fancy extra hardware is needed, as all they are
doing is driving the bus at a higher clock for those ultra devices.

Cheers,
Maurice
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