[conspire] Advice on Building a Computer

Adrien Lamothe a_lamothe at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 30 20:18:22 PST 2007

 I appreciate the perspective about SATA being the now and future and SCSI largely being a technology of the past. I just thought I'd use the SCSI as the motherboard supports it and I 
had such good luck with SCSI in the (ummmm..) 1980's and early 1990's.

Not at all true. SCSI is very much alive and well, and superior to any type of IDE.

I had an amusing experience with a client, for whom I've either built or spec'ed high-performance workstations the past 8 years. The most recent system I spec'ed for him, is a dual dual core Opteron box (maybe "twin dual-core Opteron" is a better phrase). Rather than hold on to the previous Adaptec SCSI RAID card, he succumbed to hype and on his own changed the spec at the last minute, using the on-board SATA RAID controller to interface with 4 SATA drives he had installed in the computer case. I advised him against doing this. About a year later, the on-board controller fried and messed up all four SATA drives, causing him to lose several days of valuable data, plus two weeks downtime to replace the motherboard (special order item) and hard drives and rebuild the system. He complained to me about the system, expressing his dissatisfaction with the system builder. All I could do was say "I told you so", "not my responsibility, you acted against my recommendation" and "don't
 blame the builder, you were the one who told them what to do".

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