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Old 09-22-2013, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a pair of server drives from an auction at my office:
HP 286776-B22 404714-001 36.4GB 15K U320 SCSI Hard Disk Drive | ServerTek Ltd ::: Server IT Equipment

I had an idea of creating an expanded drive that I can either hook into with my laptop or save it for a pc build anyone got anyideas on how i could best use them?
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They are too small for anything like data storage... ?
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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15K drives?
Those are for storing *smallish* amounts of data that a computer would need to "constantly" access (e.g. - SQL database that is consistently being written to).
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They are too small for anything like data storage... ?
They're performance drives, hence the small space.

...and I just realized this thread is from September of last year.
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no problem thanks anyway for replying. Is there any point in keeping them?
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no problem thanks anyway for replying. Is there any point in keeping them?
Unless you plan on running a small server, no.
15k RPM drives are always on/spinning.
That is great for servers, it wastes electricity for regular end users.

If you do elect to keep them, Win7 has symbolic linking.
Or you could mount the hdd to a folder instead of a drive letter.
You could transfer a game/app that may benefit from better load times.
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