Suggestions for HDD enclosures / server? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2010, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
This is sparta!
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 746
Default Suggestions for HDD enclosures / server?

- I am currently using my P4 (p4 2.8ghz,2gb ddr,64mb 9200 radeon) as the file storage server.
- It currently has 80GB and 2x1tb (2TB) eHDD.
- Problem is that those 2TB eHDD is already (almost) filled up.
- I'm planning on getting another 1TB eHDD but this doesn't seem cost-effective.
- I do a lot of HD streaming and video editing of HD (1080p) files so I will always need more storage in the future
- I was planning on getting a Drobo, but if you put 4TB (3.6TB*) into it, you will only get 2.7TB of usable storage since it uses about 1TB for backup/future expansions.
- I saw HP Media Smart and it seems promising but really all I need is some sort of network enclosure
- I need a best bang for back server that can store massive amounts of data for a low price
- I use this as only a file server, then another PC will use that to process the files
- For example, i use my P4 computer only as a server; I then use my Dual Core computer to process the files using Adobe Premiere Pro 2 and stream using Windows Media Center

So in conclusion,
I need something a HP Media Smart Server and Drobo except less-streamlined and more focused into the storage aspect.
Windows 7 Pro
i7 920 | 6gb | 4850 CF
akasixcon is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Folding at Home Guide! Burn Folding @ Home 116 01-08-2011 01:10 PM
Setting up SMP james.wired Folding @ Home 91 01-13-2010 05:06 PM
microsoft server licensing for virtual environments office politics Microsoft Windows and Software 1 09-03-2009 08:19 PM
how to obtain SQL Server FullText Search service? BobLewiston Programming 9 08-14-2009 07:24 AM
Terminal License Server - Expired !! roumieh2000 Microsoft Windows and Software 2 09-04-2008 12:46 AM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.