[K12OSN] How many clients on server with one PATA disk?

Sudev Barar sbarar at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 02:13:54 UTC 2006

On 05/12/06, Petre Scheie <petre at maltzen.net> wrote:
> fine.  One option we're considering is using a PATA disk.  There *used* to be a problem
> with PATA/IDE disks if you had more than 10 clients, but that was some years ago, and in
> the mean time, IDE disks have gotten faster, bigger caches, and I suspect that the spec
> has improved also, such that the 10-client limit may not apply so much any more.  So,
> I'm wondering how many clients people are able to satisfactorily support on a box with a
> single PATA IDE drive (don't worry about the RAM).

I would put the limit at 5/6 clients. With IceWM maybe 10.

Sudev Barar

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