|Although an IDE hard drive will work on this server it is not a supported, or intended, option. In particular, I believe that the server cannot boot from an IDE hard drive.|
Servers of this vintage were generally designed to use SCSI arrays; the IDE interface was only provided to support optical drives.
It may still be possible to install just the boot portion of the operating system to a SCSI drive and the rest of the OS to the IDE drive; how you do this would depend upon which OS you are using.
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