1. There is no standard on SCSI HDD controllers. Of course, one could make an autodetection, and that box would start up about a munute or two longer (modprobe spends about 10-20 sec. on one controller type, if I recall correctly)... But this autodetection is not really a reliable one - it is sometimes possible to autodetect a SCSI controller incorreclty...
2. There would be a whole new would of uncommon problems related to SCSI. Starting just with unapplied or mixed up termination rezistors as a quick example of such.
So, there is no chance to see SCSI HDD support at least in this year. Of course it is rediculous to tell "we would not have it for the time being, point" as the would we live in is too unpredictable :) But not in the near future...
And BTW, if these Dell boxes had a PCI slot you could put a PCI ATA controller inside.
Last edited by lastguru
on Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.