Jeff (geekbearjeff) wrote,

Project for the weekend - or brain transplant between Linux Boxes...

Today I will be completing the move of motherboard and associated hardware into the case where an Asus P3C-D - Dual Pentium (Slot 1) with 2@ 800 MHz processors 1/ 1GB RDRAM used to live.  About 6 months ago the power supply began failing, during installation and testing of out portable generator I shut it down and it has not been up to full multiprocessing mode since.  The boot drive, a 500GB IDE drive needs to be replaced and the information on it recovered, but the largest IDE drives I can find locally are 320GB and that's not large enough.

Based on the vintage of the Linux on the machine, the age of the motherboard, failing powersupply and general need to consoludate this and another Linux box who has a few noisy fans into a single machine.  I am moving a Giga-Byte GA-8KNXP with 3.2GHz, single core, Hyper-Threaded, 2GB memory into the case, freshening some of the optical drives and adding 2@ 3TB WD Red drives for migration of storage from some of the old IDE drives.

So far I've done a power calculation; and will need a larger powersupply than we have at the house, so with my desire to change some of the fans in the destination case to enhance the quiet in my office and the need to get a much larger power supply, >600 Watts, I will be venturing out into the rainy today...

Hope everyone is well.

...And now coffee! :)

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