Difference between IDE and SCSI ??

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 04:08:28 UTC 2008

William Case wrote:
> My original question was not to have someone else do my investigation
> for me, but to either give me reassurance that all three, IDE, PATA and
> SCSI are exactly the same thing and can be used interchangeably on a
> current system, or to point out where I have missed the difference and
> when I should use one term over the other.

 From a system/filesytem/user perspective they are interchangeable.  The 
kernel only recently started identifying IDE's as /dev/sdX devices 
(related to merging some of the SATA handling, I believe), so that part 
is a little confusing.  There are physical differences that you would 
have to keep straight if you had both when connecting cables and telling 
your bios which to boot.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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