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Offline tonyvdb

Amiga 2000HD SCSI drive upgrade?
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:40:27 PM »
So I have an A2000HD with the standard A2091 SCSI controller. Is there any advantage to replacing the old 2.1gb SCSI hard drive with a faster drive like a Cheetah drive? (I have a 9.2gb cheetah drive) I would not go over the 4gb limit or is the juice not worth the squeeze?
Amiga 2000HD Indivision ECS
Amiga 4000D towerised OS 3.1 and 3.9 on CF cards
Indivision AGA, Mediator 4000
Video Toaster 4000 Flyer v4.3 Millenium.
202gig of video drive space & 5gig audio.
 

Offline QuikSanz

Re: Amiga 2000HD SCSI drive upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 11:14:56 PM »
Any modern drive will be faster than the controller W/O an accelerated controller. Get at least a GVP Combo card and now you start to get some speed.
 

Offline jltursan

Re: Amiga 2000HD SCSI drive upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 06:28:36 AM »
The Cheetah?, is the one that sounds like a Jumbo?  :o
 

Offline tonyvdb

Re: Amiga 2000HD SCSI drive upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 08:32:48 PM »
Its a standard size drive but spins at 10K rpms
Amiga 2000HD Indivision ECS
Amiga 4000D towerised OS 3.1 and 3.9 on CF cards
Indivision AGA, Mediator 4000
Video Toaster 4000 Flyer v4.3 Millenium.
202gig of video drive space & 5gig audio.
 

Offline paul1981

Re: Amiga 2000HD SCSI drive upgrade?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 11:42:50 AM »
The 10K drive will surely have a much shorter seek time which will help a little, especially when confronted with some file system fragmentation. Whether it's worth it though I doubt, especially if you're running a 68000.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2018, 11:45:56 AM by paul1981 »