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Re: Cobalt Raq2 HD upgrade - Advice required

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Subject: Re: Cobalt Raq2 HD upgrade - Advice required
From: freshy98 <freshy98@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 01:34:49 +0100
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Dominique Quatravaux wrote:

Hi Linux-MIPS gurus,

First, thanks to all involved for your work on the MIPS platform. My
trusty Cobalt Raq2 in it's colocation farm not too far away boasts 394
days of uptime tonight, and you are the guys who made it happen.

I'd like to beef up the machine, with more RAM and another HD for
backups. I found the appropriate Wiki page
(http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/Cobalt) and I believe I can deal with
the RAM part. OTOH as regards the hard drive, the page is a bit evasive:
exactly what kind of HD can I put there (one for a laptop perhaps)? Will
I need any duct tape to fasten the second disk? Is there anything
special I should know about the operation?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Hello Dominique,

I used to own a RaQ2+ and had two 80GB drives in them.
Works just fine.

All you need is a new IDE cable since the default one only has the Master connector and you need the Slave as well.
Apart from that it should be easy.
Oh, you also need a Molex splitter since the default one is only good for one drive.

Regards,

Tom


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