Yeah I use these to boot ESXi on otherwise diskless systems. I just first remember seeing an external accessory port on the inside of a machine with a female firewire header on the motherboard of the old power macs back in 2001 or 2002, but I’m sure someone else did something similar for whatever reason before Apple. This not a thing I have researched. But that gives me another idea. This design leaves vast amounts of space inside the case. You could fit an enormous Li-Poly (or whatever) battery in the 64 after this conversion, and then connect it to an internal USB header to power the thing. > On Jul 17, 2017, at 14:15, Gerrit Heitsch <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > On 07/17/2017 07:50 PM, Justin wrote: >> I like his inward-facing USB port. Apple did that briefly with firewire ports, and while it never really got exercised, it seemed like a cool idea. > > Not only Apple... Some rackmount servers have internal USB ports. You can use them to add a USB stick as a way to boot if the OS on the main disks fails (bad patch... upgrade gone wrong...) to fix it. Might save you a trip to the data center, especially if that DC is not around the corner. > > Gerrit > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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