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Old 27 November 2009, 16:39   #10
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Originally Posted by MagerValp View Post
X-Surfs are available new, and I've seen a few Zorro network cards pass through AmiBay, so they're easy to find.
Easy to find yes, easy to justify cost, no. Why pay £87 when you can pay £2.50?

Originally Posted by MagerValp View Post
If you're going to use it as your main machine I also recommend a SCSI controller - it makes the whole machine a LOT faster.
I disagree. I would recommend only considering a SCSI controller if it comes built into an accelerator. I've got an old A2091 SCSI controller in mine and it does not not make the machine feel any faster for transfers to that drive. In fact it is sometimes slower due to Zorro II bandwidth limitations.

What will make the machine feel faster will be to use an updated file system such as SFS or PFS3 and an asynchronous workbench replacement.

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