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    I'm familiar with IDE but not SCSI can someone explain the difference?

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    "One of the key differentiators bewteen SCSI and IDE is the capability of SCSI to communicate with multiple devices simultaneously. IDE allows only a single command on the bus.

    Another is that although performance between the two is almost always quoted using the interface bandwidth, that is a misleading number. Although current IDE controllers are capable of 100MB/sec, most IDE drives can not perform anywhere near that level, so the drive itself is the bottleneck. SCSI drives are no better,but using multiple SCSI drives increases throughput due to the ability of SCSI to communicate with all devices simultaneously.

    This is not much of a factor if we are only talking about one device. SCSI shines in a multiple-drive, multiple-user environment, hence its use in servers. If we are talking about a single-user workstation with a single drive, the marginal performance advantage of SCSI is probably not worth the cost."
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    well what if you're using a scsi and ide hdd?

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