[Novalug] new hard drive
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Fri Jun 20 11:32:49 EDT 2008
On Fri, 20 Jun 2008, Dan Arico wrote:
>> So, to get back to Greg's topic, do I have *two* failing
>> hard drives?? Or none? Or what? (Everything I know about
>> hardware would go comfortably in a gnat's eye.)
> For me, it always comes down to this question:
> Which is more valuable, the drive or my time? Since Microcenter
> has rack after rack of new drives and I have yet to find a
> store that sells time, I opt for replacing any drive that shows
> signs of going bad.
Sure, ordinarily. But this quite an old machine, whose
only use, other than as testbed, is to run Opera with a couple
dozen tabs open to weather sites; as long as it keeps
running, it might as well take that graphic load off the others.
But we already see the handwriting on the wall: as the
makers taper off square monitors and we see only ultra-wides,
we're going to have to be replacing machines anyway, just to be
able to handle the monitors.
So somebody who just wants a headless server, and speaks
hardware, can pop a new drive into it herself, and benefit a lot
more than Jo & I will.
I offered it on one of the VTLUUG forums, and got a
taker, or so I thought; but I haven't had a reply to the question
of getting it to where it may be wanted. <shrug>
I have hunted, and I have lived.
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