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Old 11-10-2006, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so here is the deal. A terabyte of internal hard drive space is not enough for me anymore .. :P what im looking for is the name or a device and where i can find it. I think i have seen vauge pictures of a pure hard drive tower that has many racks for hdds and it interfaces to your computer though a pci card. or something like that. Im pretty sure this is possible if you do not know of anything like it dont flame and say its not possible. anyways i would like to know where i can buy a new one like for sata hard drives not norm ide's, if ide is all you know of post that too but what i am lookng for is a highspeed multi terabyte setup. oh i will buy hdds myself so dont look for one that has them already in it. thanks.

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Old 11-10-2006, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So what are you looking for?

A rack mount? like one you would see in servers? Or just more hard drive space, that could be obtained thru an external like this?


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Old 11-10-2006, 05:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i think something like that. i didnt read everything but it looks like the idea but not my buget. what im looking for is a tower that has pure hdd racks and fans and an intergration board that connects them all then it will output to another pc.... i dont want it to run by itself. no server set ups im not looking for network setups im looking for personal data storage use. ... 4 tho is way to much for me... looking in the hundred range. but thank you for pointing that site out.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well if you dont mind me asking, What are you doing with all that space??? If I were you I wouls just look on newegg and use there "narrow you search tool to find a HD rack"

EDIT: well here is a $30 case on newegg that has 5 internal hard drive bays. Throw some 500gigs in there and you could have 2.5 more terabytes if you could get power to them and use like a PCI raid card

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Old 11-10-2006, 06:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i would go with an internal rack that replaces 3 cd drive slots but im curently using 3 for a water cooling setup. :P i already have 5 hdds in the tower. i know that they are all small ... at 250 each but they were hella cheap now im looking for a way to house hdds outside and not have them connected by usb. i looked up racks and found some things thatmatched what i want ... dont know why i didnt see them before but the deal is i cant tell how they are intregrated into the computer am i suposed to buy a card seperate from them or are thy suposed to go where the cd drives should or what... here is an example i like how this is looking ... the 5 bays anyways how its it connected to the tower? oh and i use the storage for games and movies i buy.... i buy them .. yes one of the few people that still does that and i rip them so i dont have to switch out the dvds and cds ... oh and music is in there somehere too.
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