relicx - 3:58 pm on Feb 20, 2007 (gmt 0)
Google needs to store huge amounts of data, so obviously IDE drives are better suited to their needs. Most webmasters don't have the same needs and are more concerned about speed, so bringing up Google is irrelevant. All you need to do is look at the most obvious parameter: RPMs. The SCSI drives spin at 15k compared to 7.2k for almost all IDE drives (except for Raptor at 10k RPM and it maxes out at 150GB). Whether they are worth the extra money is dependent on the situation, but to make claims that they are no different is clearly incorrect and misleading.