[rescue] Wide disk on Narrow bus, reprise

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 22:00:46 CST 2008

Curious George wrote:
> Hi, Lionel,
> --- Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net> wrote:
>>> I have external cases.  I was trying to figure out
>>> how to cram the bigger (capacity) drive into this
>>> nice little LX case -- to *avoid* using an external
>>> case.  :-(
>>> Maybe I'll look around for another *tiny* machine
>>> that uses IDE drives (which are easy to find in
>>> larger sizes)
>> I like the D201GLY2 motherboard - it isn't the
>> fastest or "greenest" MB out there, but at about
>> $70-75, it is a great value for a small little box.
>> The latest version has two SATA ports and an IDE
>> port, is fan-less, and can take up to two Gigs of
>> DDR2 RAM (single DIMM).[0]
> Overkill.  The LX would have been good for the
> job *if* it had some more disk space (4G is just
> not enough and with a box full of 18G drives I
> figured *that* was a logical upgrade  :< )

Why not just pick up 18GB narrow drives?  They were indeed made, once 
upon a time.

Peace...  Sridhar

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