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Discussions around the setup, operation, replacement, and disposal of clerk computers, not to include using MLS
slmsz20
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Postby slmsz20 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:19 pm

Old computer drive swapping does not work with the 740 since it uses a sata interface for all its drives (Older computers used pata also known as ide). I ended up just pulling all the hard drives out of the computers and rotating them through a master station.

The 5.5 cds were made with a program called powerquest, which was a local company that competed with symantec on the disk imaging front (cloning/backup etc). If the church releases another desktop installer they would make it with a newer version of Ghost (symantec bought out powerquest and the version on 5.5 actually has the symantec ghost screen when it restores). Though I do not know if the Church IT department is even planning to send out Desktop installers anymore since the last one was sent out several years ago with no updates since.

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Postby russellhltn » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:27 pm

JKELogan wrote:Old computer drive swapping does not work with the 740 since it uses a sata interface for all its drives


One has to find a suitable old computer to work with. I used a Dell GX 270 as it has an unused SATA interface on the motherboard to accommodate the hard drive from a 740, but comes with IDE CD drives. It's worked perfectly for me each time.
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