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Finally, those SCSI/SATA performance numbers.

Comparing yesterday's "primary storage" with today's Serial ATA

I know, I'm months and months late providing this data, but here it is...

The point here is that the SATA drives on the market today perform as well as the SCSI drives that we were

sold 5 years ago for "core data center" use. Granted data usage has changed, but enough that yesterday's

main storage standards aren't good enough for primary storage today? Take a look at the numbers culled

from the manufacturer's own data sheets, and you decide.

So where this data comes from. I took the data sheets for the drives named, found key performance

information, and compared them. The SCSI drives are older (3-5 years ago) models that were sold as "data

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