What happened to SCSI drives?

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by Remobz, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Remobz

    Remobz Platinum Member

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    Seriously..........

    Back in the late 90s it was all the rage and although very expensive was valued by gamers a lot.

    Did it die a natural death?

    just curious.....
     
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  3. beginner99

    beginner99 Diamond Member

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    BFG10K Lifer

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    Yup, it was replaced by SAS.
     
  5. dac7nco

    dac7nco Senior member

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    Good riddance. Bulky cables, terminators, and daisy chains... try getting SCSI cables through grommets for cable routing (we didn't). I look back fondly sometimes, but then I remember the expense and the hassles. It reminds me of coax ethernet/token-ring; one minor problem and you're fracked.

    Daimon
     
  6. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

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    I had a P2B mobo in 1998 oct. scsi built on the mobo and I got a cheetah 9GB hard drive LOL for 2k sh*T ,,,,,,,,,,,128MB RAM the drive was fast, ,,,,,,,,
     
  7. KentState

    KentState Diamond Member

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    As pointed out above, it's still here but has evolved. They are even using the commands I believe to speed up USB 3.0.
     
  8. Ketchup

    Ketchup Elite Member

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    Yeah, every server I have put together at work has a SAS drive or two.
     
  9. Nothinman

    Nothinman Elite Member

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    The cables were pretty unwieldy, but having multiple devices per-cable was very nice and a feature I'm sorry to have lost with SATA and SAS.
     
  10. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

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    I mean they have had SCSI 15k drives still seagate and maybe some other companies.

    But a SSD is 100x faster lol soo I mean whats the point. I think technology moved forward from spindle drive to nand flash memory solid drive, Its for the better.
     
  11. Auric

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    In ye olde days o' yester yore, I had an all-in-one Compaq with naturally limited expandability and the external chainability of SCSI awesomely allowed adding external CD-R and Zip drives. :awe:

    So it was not just about performance but features, which would take many years to trickle down to mainstream/consumer standards.
     
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  12. TerryMathews

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    SCSI is an interface. You could have a SCSI SSD.

    The correct answer to the OP is that clock speed has outdeveloped shielding and because of that serial interfaces outperform parallel. The pendulum may swing back at some point.
     
  13. hal2kilo

    hal2kilo Diamond Member

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    I can't wait for our new system mod to get rid of the legacy stuff. Unfortunately, they're making us stay with these damn MO drives that are SCSI which were obsoleted by SONY in 2008! Only the military. Friggin IA issues.

    At least the rest of it going SATA.