Putting an old server to good use

alex mail at nabu.be
Wed Feb 6 22:56:09 UTC 2008

Albert Charron wrote:
> 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?
I'm just worried that if that computer ends up frying a piece of 
antiquated hardware which is hard to replace, I may be stuck with a 
number of ATA drives that may or may not supported by the computers 
available at that time. I have no idea of the timeline for getting rid 
of IDE.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list