- Option 1: buy a new IDE drive
- Unfortunately, my server is so old that it won’t talk to hard-drives over 137GB, and the smallest IDE drives I can find are 160GB. I guess it would just use the first 137GB and ignore the rest, but it seems a waste.
- Option 2: buy a SATA drive and adapter
- I could buy a new SATA drive and a PCI SATA adapter (assuming I can find them in stock somewhere) for about the same price as an equivalently-sized IDE drive, and I think I’d be able to use all the space, no problems
- Option 3: Buy a new computer
- The server I have I built from parts I got for free, which means it’s very, very old and probably uses way more power than strictly necessary. If there’s any low-power, low-profile systems I can install Debian onto and plug in a reasonable hard-drive, I think that might be a better overall investment.
Lazyweb: Looking for a server PC
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