Just wondering about a couple of things. When I did my original 160 gig upgrade to my SAT-T60 I couldn't get it to work on my machine and had to use someone else's machine because I don't think my mobo will see a drive over 137 gigs.
I recently got a pair of 320 gig drives for about $120 each and plan to put one in a newly purchased (from Weaknees) Philips DSR7000. Since I know my machine probably won't take the drive on the IDE chain, I also bought a USB2/Firewire enclosure for one of the drives to reside in until such time as I get a new machine built. The drive enclosure works great, sees all of the 320 gig drive, works as advertised.
Can I use MFSTools or one of the other boot disk thingies and get the drive recognized, so I can add it to the DSR7000 along with the original drive?
This will be connected via Firewire as I don't have USB2 on this mobo either... yeah, I know, "buy a new machine dude." I also want to make sure the partition size sees the full 320 gigs, so I suppose I need to use that r - 4 or whatever option when setting it up, and I also want to run Zipper on it, so I can network to it and not have to do the 30 second skip deal when the power goes out, etc.
Does anyone have any specific or even general experience trying an upgrade with a externally connected drive (not on the IDE chain)?
If I need to, I can get Linux running on a spare drive I have laying around here. Would that be easier?
For those who are curious, the mobo is a Gigabyte BX chipset dual proc mobo that has been pretty reliable since I got it in like... '99 I think. It's just showing it's age.