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An interesting proposition for a Dino-Server

by tech_ninja_81 / July 16, 2010 10:43 AM PDT

I have an ancient IBM PC Server 704 in my basement, currently doing a tour of duty as an extension of my workbench. Hoping to breathe new life into this beast, I am gutting it and maybe putting some more modern hardware in it. Reason being is it has a good SCSI backplane and I have tons of drives for it. My question is on these back planes, do I need to retain the original SCSI card? Because I bet a newer one would work better, but I don't know if the backplane is proprietary to the card that was in the machine. I know that smaller form factors are available, but this is one of those "to see if I can" things. Like when I built a PC into a G3 case and other such nonsense.

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