Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: cheap Dell servers for next 4 days

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Gilbert, what IDE controllers did you use for your 4 drives? And are you doing Linux software RAID? I believe the 3 IDE ports on the 600SC motherboard are only IDE 33. Is that good enough, or is it going to slow down my IDE 100, 7200 RPM, 8 MB cache drives?

Here are some useful Dell PowerEdge 600SC related links I've collected: review, review, Dell PowerEdge community forum Useful stuff like pointing out that the power supply connector is slightly non-standard (missing the 5 V line I think), the type of PCI cardsd the motherboard takes (newer "universal" 3 V only, no old 5 V cards), etc.

About the 600SC ethernet, on IRC Jade said: 'The eepro100 and e100 drivers didn't work. I had to download the e1000 drivers. eepro1000 might have worked, but they weren't in any of the kernels or install disks I had. It works now. If you're installing Debian on a 600SC though, you can go here (Intel) to get the driver.'