First post, by AlessandroB
My system consists of a backplane with ONLY ISA SLOT and 4 different computers:
- Socket7 TX with Pentium 75Mhz to K6III 400Mhz. IDE DMA / 33 integrated in the chipset.
- Socket 3: 486DX4, AMD 5x86, Cyrix 5x86, POD83. PCI IDE integrated controller PIO4
- 386SX without ide controller but can use the resources of the last system which is an Amiga computer. therefore this computer may need an ISA IDE or SCSI controller.
-Amiga with integrated IDE mode 0 and ultra wide scsi.
I was thinking of standardizing mass storage by taking an ISA SCSI controller, all scsi disks and scsi cd-roms. The Amiga system would benefit from all SCSI units being a machine that uses SCSI natively. The doubt remains on x86 PCs as they already have a good integrated ide controller.
The doubt is that above all in the 486 and in the pentiums I would complicate the system since from what I remember (above all in the boot of the installation of the operating systems) it needs drivers on disk to be inserted during the installation. With these systems I would like to try from DOS6 to winXP, from IBM Warp to linux.
The ide cd-rom is seen natively by the system, with a scsi chain, would I have tangible performance benefits (I would probably use it for optical drives in x86 systems and also as hard drives in the amiga system) in the face of complications in system management?
If it were a big benefit, which controller would you suggest? and what optical drive? and which hard disk model is not too loud? and is there a maximum size in the size in gigabytes that can be managed by these systems? 486 seems to me to see up to 8 gig.