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DVD/CD Combo in Compaq Proliant 5500?

Occasional Advisor

DVD/CD Combo in Compaq Proliant 5500?

Hi All,
Is it possible to replace the CD ROM Drive with a DVD/CD Combo Drive ... Is there an updated BIOS available for this purpose? Can I have more than 1 IDE device in this server?
Also wondering if Windows XP Pro will run OK on this server?
Thanks for your help, much appreciated.
Mark Morgan
Regular Advisor

Re: DVD/CD Combo in Compaq Proliant 5500?

You should have no problem installing the dvd/cd drive. Just be carefull when you remove the cage(rack mount) that the cables are attached to the backplane.
XP Pro should work. Remember that XP needs a good amount of memory.
No BIOS update will be needed.

Good Luck, Rob

Sincerely, Mark