[quote]Originally posted by bsharp:
Look, we don't know you or your systems. You have to give us context.
OK, so you are moving. This is supposed to be the most stressful life event after death of a loved one. But for the sake the those trying to help you pull yourself together.
You want firewire on your 8500?
How does $24 for a Firewire card sound?
I personally am running an 8550 with a Newer G3/250 card, 400 MB RAM with XPostFacto and MacOSX. Makes a great server, never log in through the GUI tho. I call the machine "8550 Forever" 'cause it runs like a champ and I am looking to get another 5 years out of it.
Here's a website that is hosted on it:
For a Firewire drive, I'd consider an 80GB cobra for $300.
Obviously you could copy the contents of the iBook and 8500 many times over with that drive. You'd be buying for the future here, would hold up to video editing on a G5 fer sher. If you can't justify that $ now get a smaller one.
If you want more internal storege on the 8500 consider an ATA card and an ATA drive:
$49 opens the door to huge cheap ATA drives on that old 8500.
Well I think I answered your question and then some. Come back again if you need more.