On Fri, 7 Nov 2008 16:05:10 -0000, "Synapse Syndrome"
<[email protected]> wrote:
>jkn <[email protected]> wrote:
>> Hi there
>> mention of these nice small servers came up a while ago when they
>> were being sold cheap. I recently picked one up for a good price & am
>> looking to put Ubuntu Server on it for a home backup system/email
>> server etc. One noddy question though; people were mentioning having
>> *five* SATA drives on it, which sounds like a good arrangement for
>> RAID. My M/board only seems to have four SATA sockets on it. I'm new
>> to SATA, being an old IDE man; what am I misunderstanding here?
>Just get larger hard drives. It's more efficient. Two terabyte disks in
>RAID-1 would probably be sufficient for most people's data, and would be
>good a contingency plan for drive failure (is anyone wants to mention that
>"RAID-1 is *not* backup", I've heard it all before). Any easily replaceable
>files can be on single disks.
Seconded - two 1Tb hard drives at under £80 each are better value than
an equivalent pile of 500gig ones. Also you can go from mirror to
raid5 on three disks, which gives you buckets of space.
Cheers - Jaimie
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