Solved

what is a Low Voltage Differential (LVI) drive?

Posted on 1998-10-18
1
367 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hello! I am considering purchasing a Seagate Barracuda 4.3 gig SCSI drive, pulled from an HP computer, for use in my trusty but rusty Quadra 840av.

The specs say this is a "Low Voltage Differential" (LVI) drive.

Can anyone tell me if I can use this? I have an old drive box in which I can test it, as well as an additional sled for use in the Q840av.

Your help would be most welcome!

-jaf
0
Comment
Question by:jafiedler
1 Comment
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 100 total points
ID: 1127058
The LVI has to do with the technology used in the drives electronics and has no effect on the use or usability of the drive.  It's basically in there for marketing purposes.  LVI indicates that the drive's electronics use a very sensitive threshold detection scheme to allow the reliable reading of data with very low signal levels.  This means that the drive manufacturer can cram more bits onto the drive without adding more platters.  

All of this is internal to the drive itself and it will appear as a normal SCSI drive to your computer.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Rasberry PI is a low cost piece of hardware that you can have a lot of fun with through experimenting and building/working on projects like media players, running a low cost computer, build data loggers etc. - see: https://www.raspberrypi.org
A clone is a duplicate copy. Sheep have been cloned and maybe someday even people will be cloned, but disk cloning (performed by the hard drive cloning software) is a vital tool used to manage and protect data. Let’s look at what hard drive cloning …
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

778 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question