It's alot easier for everyone to migrate if they get the new OSW and just put in the old HDD and copy files over. I'm sure most will pay this extra fee.
What do you guys think?
How do you expect to connect a legacy IDE disk to a SATA board? :)
I think you should return it all and we will provide you with a quad G5 system with a nice big SATA disk to replace it :)
If you have data on the disk the best thing to do is to make a backup before you relinquish the machine. I do not think this is too hard to ask. It would be a little complicated to use any software you installed on the ODW with the new hardware unless you had foresight enough to install Gentoo which has a very clean 64bit kernel with standard 32bit userland (this is excellent model for the platform we support).
So. I propose you do a backup. All ODW have a CD burner (ODW v1) or DVD burner (capable of writing 9GB DVD+R-DL discs in the ODW v2) with which you can do this.
Matt Sealey, Genesi USA Inc.
Product Development Analyst