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Posted on 12-16-2000 04:41 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Peter K.

Does a 18GB SCSI Hard Drive coupled w/ a 6GB IDE allow for better
multitasking on the internet than if using 2 IDE drives ?...
=> such as the 6GB IDE & an Ultra DMA/33 or 66 of 30GB?
*** Details: I have a 350 Mhz Dell Optiplex; w/ 6GB Maxtor IDE drive; &
64 Megs of RAM; using W98. My current installation of W98 is gummed up, but
slugs along; I must get backup to reinstall.
=> I want to add a hard drive for backup, more storage, more stability &
speed.
=> I seek the best option to configure a dual boot of W98 & Linux;
probably Caldera Open Linux on the 2nd hard drive.
=> I also seek to eventually incorporate a SCSI CD-RW Burner, possibly
external (If a good idea).
=> My primary use for SCSI would be for multitasking on the internet;
mostly downloading.
** Given the above;
Does it make techical/economic sense to pay 2x as much for a 18GB SCSI than
for a 30GB Ultra DMA; for added speed & stability ?
I am no expert.
Thanks, Peter K.

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