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Re: [SLUG] Repair shop?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Repair shop?
- From: Michael Lake <Mike.Lake@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Oct 16 14:17:03 2002
- Organization: University of Technology, Sydney
Graeme Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Oct 2002, Voytek Eymont wrote:
> > on a perhaps related issue, I have been told it's a 'bad idea' to have a
> > slow device such as a scanner on one SCSI buss, as, it will bring the whole
> > SCSI chain to the lowest common speed.
> I've never had a problem sharing a scanner with a cd burner on one chain.
> Both have run reliably on it for years.
> That's what SCSI is all about - fast reliable bus sharing - and is
> probably why it's been around for so long. I've never even heard of
> devices interfering with each other on a scsi chain, unless they try to
> grab the same ID.
I have just got myself a new Tekram SCSI controller and it certainly
mentions to avoid having a slow UltaFast device on the same channel as
newer 160MB/sexs channel. It provides two channels on the same
controller so you can separate them otherwise its says it will drop its
speed to match the slowest.
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