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Upgrading a Workgroup Server 9150

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I recently was given an old Workgroup Server 9150 to use as a server. I was told I should be able to upgrade it and therefore have it be suitable.

Unfortunately...I was informed yesterday that I have been given the 1st revision of the '94 machine and therefore, the daughtercard is not upgradeable. Here's what I need to know from all of you guys:

What are my options then? I mean, the case is HUGE and has a lot of server and RAID capabilties, but what can I do to get it there? Are there any motherboards of any other Macintosh or Powermac that would be able to be custom installed into the case? I realise that this would involve custom drilling and a new power supply, but I would feel horrible if I had to simply toss it away.

Please suggestions for motherboards and other upgrade possibilties.
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[quote]Originally posted by Canamac:
<strong>I recently was given an old Workgroup Server 9150 to use as a server. I was told I should be able to upgrade it and therefore have it be suitable.
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What are you trying to achieve:

Do you want a server or a hardware hobby?

I used a 9150 for years as a webserver (I think it was the 120 tho, not the 80).

Should be fine for light duty serving of static pages and/or as a mail server.

<a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/machttp/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/machttp/</a>

<a href="http://www.eudora.com/freeware/servers.html" target="_blank">http://www.eudora.com/freeware/servers.html</a>

I supposed you could run MKLinux on it as well, tho I don't know for sure.

<a href="http://www.mklinux.org/" target="_blank">http://www.mklinux.org/</a>

Hope this helps.
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I am thinking of using it more as a server, that's why I am curious about how I can upgrade it.

My train of thought right now is that I might try to track down a motherboard of something like an 8600 and hopefully, with a bit of custom drilling, I can get it into the case and then give it a G3 or G4 upgrade.
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