[CentOS] CentOS and Marvell SAS/SATA drivers

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Tue Mar 8 16:51:36 UTC 2011

On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, Drew wrote:

>> I blame Adaptec for the dominance of IDE.  Seriously.
>> If Adaptec A) hadn't had the lionshare of the SCSI mindset in the 
>> PC business back in the 90s, and B) hadn't made so much overpriced 
>> buggy crap, we'd all be using SCSI today.
> Yes and No. I remember playing with it back in the 90's and what 
> drove me away from SCSI was the complexity of the standard. Yes 
> Adaptec made it harder then it had to be but IDE, for all it's 
> failings, was easier to use. You jumper'd one disk as master and one 
> as slave and it pretty much just worked. SCSI on the other hand, at 
> least in DOS/Win3/Win95/98, was a complex process involving TSR's 
> and fiddling with jumpers on the disks & HBA. I remember my father 
> spent six hours trying to get a simple SCSI scanner to work.

I loved the mid-90s saying...

SCSI is like voodoo: it all depends on where you stick the pins.

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

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