[CentOS] Re: Replacement for Intel SDS2 Motherboard

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Tue Oct 21 19:40:46 UTC 2008

Camron W. Fox wrote:
> John Plemons wrote:
>> What case form factor are you looking for, I may have a new IBM under 
>> warranty that I can sell to you for what you are looking to spend...
>     Extended ATX.

Case formfactor is like tower, pedestal, 1U, 2U, ...

Extended ATX is a motherboard form factor.

you're going to need new motherboard, new ram, new CPUs...    you really 
should be looking for new SERVER.   your existing 5+ year old 10 ATA 
drives are likely only a few 100GB or so total, organized as at least 3 
seperate raids ? (raids can't span controllers).

2 mirrored SATA drives at ~ $120 or so each for 1TB (1000GB) would way 
surpass what you likely have now, and be way faster.   
a modern low end 2U SATA server holds 6 or 8 of these in hotswap bays, 
for $2000 or so fully configured wiith a pair of drives, and a low end 
dualcore CPU (which will be 10x faster than your 5 year old P3's), AND 
it will have a 2-3 year warranty if its from a major vendor.

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