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But I also noticed that none of their base servers where running scsi drives, only SATA.
Are SATA drives now considered faster and/or more reliable than SCSI drives? The last time I looked the consensus was that they were roughly similiar in speed, but not in quality.
All of Dell's server and workstation lines are available with SAS drives I believe.
[edited by: The_Contractor at 1:08 am (utc) on Dec. 10, 2008]
well look how many years SCSI has been around.
SCSI market is very limited and I'd say it is shrinking - historically SCSI disks were very expensive (per GB) but they had lower latency which is good for databases, so they held up in that market. These days however SSD is providing much lower latencies and prices are falling so SCSI will soon compete with SSD rather than SATA/SAS.