Does new SCSI card mean revamped hardware?



  • Reply 21 of 26
    [quote]Originally posted by Majuki:

    <strong>What about RapidIO being implemented with PCI-X? I don't see how that's out of the question.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    It's not. RapidIO is actually faster than PCI-X. it also has full support for PCI bridge chips, PCI-style chip to chip and board to board communications as well as InfiniBand-style box to box communications. RapidIO tops out at 7.5GBps. as opposed to PCI-X's 1GBps, AGP 8x's 2GBps and InfiniBand's 6GBps. so while RapidIO doesn't even come close to 3GIO's(Highly theoretical) 10GBps or HyperTransport's 12GBps. it does absolutely blow the doors off of PCI-X, AGP 8x and InfiniBand. as well as having the advantage of very long line runs. plus both inside-the-box and outside-the-box functionality.

  • Reply 22 of 26
    bigcbigc Posts: 1,224member
    So, How fast is it. SCSI 160 has a throughput of ?50MB/s (single 15000 rpm drive). What is the value for SCSI320.
  • Reply 23 of 26
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    SCSI 160 is 160MB/s just like the spec says. No single hard-drive could ever push that much data but a 4 disc RAID array could, which is ussually why people buy SCSI.
  • Reply 24 of 26
    There's also something else called Ultra640 SCSI coming down the pipe.


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  • Reply 25 of 26
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Eric, high bandwidth/throughput technology fetishist supreme, always there to point out a bigger badder version just over the horizon.
  • Reply 26 of 26
    majukimajuki Posts: 114member
    [quote]Originally posted by Bigc:

    <strong>So, How fast is it. SCSI 160 has a throughput of ?50MB/s (single 15000 rpm drive). What is the value for SCSI320.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    For 10k rpm on u160 the sustained r/w for a single drive is ~35-40MB/s. If you stripe the disks, then you're going to get the benefit of more speed ~50-70MB/s sustained. This is from personal experience.
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