Difference between IDE and SCSI ??

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 01:05:22 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-03 at 14:27 +1030, Tim wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 13:39 -0500, William Case wrote:
> > Can someone briefly explain
> On this list?  ;-)
> > to me the difference between an IDE (ATA) and a SCSI device.
> They're different systems.  At the simplest description, they use
> different connectors, and you can't use a IDE device on a SCSI bus, nor
> vice versa.  This is square peg and round hole territory.
> Getting more technical, it's also about the methodology of talking to
> the device.  So it's not just a case of having the same signals in
> different connectors.

Right, but isn't the new kernel schema to consider all drives SCSI until
the data hits a module that patch-cords everything not true SCSI to ATA,
SATA, or whatever that really exists, yet still calls them SCSI to keep
it simple for the kernel? Isn't that a speed-up of sorts? Ric

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