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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:34 pm    Post subject: qlogic 1040 Reply with quote

Hello

What is the HD size limitation for the qla1040 controller? Can it handle newer drives, say 73GB?

(I could not find any comprehensible info on this controller neither on the net or qlogic official site...)

thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: Re: qlogic 1040 Reply with quote

sae wrote:
Hello

What is the HD size limitation for the qla1040 controller? Can it handle newer drives, say 73GB?

(I could not find any comprehensible info on this controller neither on the net or qlogic official site...)

thanks


SCSI typically isn't limited by the size of disk like IDE is.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:09 pm    Post subject: Re: qlogic 1040 Reply with quote

Redhatter wrote:


SCSI typically isn't limited by the size of disk like IDE is.


I've never found a SCSI adapter that didn't handle newer drives. Even my old SGI Indy with 10MB/s scsi bus works just fine with the latest 300GB scsi drives. Yet another reason why SCSI is superior to IDE.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IDE itself isn't limited to a certain drive size either, afaik. That's a limitation of the BIOS on most PC platforms that you're seeing. The BIOS code is pretty much a nasty, puke-stained mess of code that's been tediously maintained over the years by Phoenix, and every time someone makes a bigger IDE drive, they go and cook up a new hack that makes the BIOS code handle the bigger drives.

Dunno how SATA dodges this. Maybe Phoenix jacked the limits in BIOS up to the Exabyte level for once.

But anyways, SCSI FTW.


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