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    SATA vs. SCSI

    Hi,

    Ive been searching for weeks on Dedicated Hosting Providers. I wonder why most of them are offering IDE, SATA drives than SCSI drives?

    Any hints?

    Mark

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    Because it's cheaper for them to do so.

    Obviously with SCSI you have the advantages of speed and lower processor overheads... but quite simply this costs more money.

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    Some providers have problems with Maxtor SATA disks in RAID on Intel 7210 motherboards, but Seagate and other disks work fine with SATA and with webservers normally not using that much CPU, SATA is very usable but its correct that SCSI is much more expensive. SCSI is a better choice.

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    For the ultimate in low cost scenarios, use some real 3ware SATA raid controllers with 10,000 RPM WD raptor drives. Of course no dedicated server provider does this standard but you could colocate or get a custom quote.
    Neosurge Web Services since 2002
    Neosurge VPS Hosting

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    WD Raptor Drives (SATA) works fine, yust my 2cent ;o)

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