Data Transfer Rates
anybody know the rates of transfer for firewire vs. scsi? external scsi hard drives are alot more expensive that firewire....
firewire was started as more a video standard than an audio one, we can see why with the xfer rates..
the price has dropped like hell, by how much i cant say, not in the market for anything right now tho..
hey w00t, theres a u160 standard for scsi out now too.. crazy ass cable length and xfer specs.. but firewire is still cheaper from what i hear..
one thing u may wanna look into tho is getting everything internal.. desktop real estate fucks with your head..
i'm not a midi head by any means, but that's more of a on/off information deal.. not a what-goes-where information thing.. the latter requires much more overhead, which is why we havent seen a huge renovation in the gmidi spec..
i dont pay much of any attention to names, just posts. so if i shit on your other posts or something its nothing personal...scrickly bidness.
wide scsi can go up to 40megs a second.
Wide scsi is 16/32bit while regular scsi is 8bit.
When I first got into midi and shit, I thought SCSI was just another way to control your shit, and when you think about it, it could probobly work for audio and conrtol at the same time.
Lets say you have 25 tracks, that would be about 25-30 megs/second,which gives you 15 megs for controller info. Plus, you could assign different synths a different number (0-9 if I remember right), making it alot easier for chain setups.
hopefully this new shit comming out will do all its hyped up to be. MIDI is only about 1-2 kilobytes a second.
of all the smart ass sarcastic shit you've said to me...you just made me smile........don't be nice for long though.........thanks...
firewire's "transfer rate is 400mbps, about ten times that of a standard SCSI implementation"
it doesnt give the scsi rate though, sorry
firefwire shits all over scsi.. i have the transfer rates in a book somewhere. lemme find it.