Putting an old server to good use

alex mail at nabu.be
Wed Feb 6 23:17:57 UTC 2008

Brian wrote:
> alex wrote:
>> 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.
> Is a sata card an option?  Maybe boot off of USB and then use an 
> external drive?
> P3 hardware is still plenty good.
> Brian
A sata card could be an option, yes. I have never actually booted off of 
a USB, not sure if this would pose any problems with the insanely old 
BIOS? (or any other problems?)

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