Putting an old server to good use

Albert Charron albert at albertcharron.name
Wed Feb 6 21:18:35 UTC 2008

alex wrote:
>> And what? Let the new drive with this dead technology die with your
>> server, with luck in 6 years. I use a hp e-pc 40 with a 1.2 GHz Celeron
>> and an ATA drive as my server for everything, because my NAS has not
>> enough power. It works just fine and if the drive would die, I would
>> exchange it against another ATA drive. This old technology has not so
>> much power consumption than the modern one, and it is quiet. Of course
>> you could buy an ATA to S-ATA converter and a S-ATA drive and connect
>> it to your server, but I think this is nonsense.
>> Gerald
> I am not entirely sure what you are trying to imply. Are you saying that 
> I should invest in a new ATA drive?
That's what I would do... If this server is still good for what you 
need, it might be good for a couple of years from now.  I have a 800Mhz 
server that I just added a new 250Gb ATA drive to.  This server acts as 
a file and print server and is working perfectly for that.  Why should I 
discard it yet?

  Albert Charron
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