Raju writes: "For many years we were told that SCSI is superior to IDE. I always made my systems with SCSI and the others in the household got el-cheapo IDE disks. In the past SCSI beat IDE hands-down but now according to Simson Garfinkel, "today's IDE drives are significantly faster than SCSI drives". In the article at O'Reilly Network he talks about the tests they had run for storage of network data on disks. In the light of this article does anyone see any reason for going with SCSI in a desktop machine? For servers with heavy disk usage patterns it might be different due to command queuing." Disk types aren't what the article's really about, though -- it's a top-level look at network forensics (including advice on building a traffic-analysis system), and makes some interesting points about the unbalanced growth of storage and bandwidth.