[rescue] Upgrading an E220R to E420R...
Earl D. Baugh Jr.
earl at baugh.org
Thu May 26 08:13:26 CDT 2005
> Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 20:07:56 -0700
> From: haroldkarl at juno.com
> it doesn't make much sense to go from an E220 to an E420 since you
> can't transfer the memory.. and unless you have 450 mhz cpus, you
> can't transfer the
> cpus either...
> too many differences between the models... the E420/U80 is so picky,
> you might as well buy and empty one (around $200 on epay) and start
> filling it.
Well there are some reasons for it. First, the 220R cost me a whole $1 on
epay. Local place too.
So the cost was actually $1. Had to get power supplies, so that's cost me
a whole $60
for 3. (2 + spare). Had memory and processors from an E250 (all Sun
which I also got for a song (with a lot of other stuff). Had drives from
the E250 (36 GB'ers
so that filled the 220R chassis and the U2 with a nice amount of space)
If it's picky, it really doesn't matter that I buy an empty one and start
filling it, or start filling this one.
I can put the motherboard in, if I can get the back plate and mounting
plate and start filling what I have.
The plan to go to 450's anyway....the 400's go to the U2, got a local
friend who is interested in the 2
300's in the U2. So, it's still an upgrade if I can find the mounting
cheaply. It'll end up being much
cheaper than $200 (and a whole lot more fun...8-) )
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