SCSI - Interface Factor Cost Performance Ease of...

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Interface Factor IDE/ATA I ntegrated D rive E lectronics SCSI Small Computer System Interface Cost Low Moderate to high Performance High for single devices or single tasking, moderate to low for multiple devices or multitasking High in most situations Ease of Configuration and Use High for small number of devices, moderate for large number of devices Low to moderate for both small and large numbers of devices Expansion and Number of Devices Moderate High Device Type Support Moderate High Device Availability and Selection High Moderate Software / Operating System Compatibility High Moderate to high System Resource Usage Moderate to poor Good Support for non- PC Platforms Moderate SCSI hard disk drives are optimized for 24 hours x 7 day operation. The table below provides the typical mean time between failure (MTBF) values based upon anticipated operating environments for SCSI and IDE hard drives. SCSI
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