Putting an old server to good use

Gerald Dachs ubuntu at dachsweb.de
Wed Feb 6 23:29:02 UTC 2008

> >> 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.

Big chance that the new drives will die before the old computer.


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