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    Need help with connecting external pc to used for raid storage

    bump ignored the troll above, he is a long term troll been screwing with my posts for years, have added him to the ignore list so I will never see his posts ever again. Also used adblock to block his profile picture so I don't have to see that either. Please send links to products so I can get...
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    Need suggestion for best way to convert 5.25 bay to more HDD bays

    I'm probably going to get one of these two icydocks. Hopefully I get lucky and don't get a dud or used one. It is late so I will sleep on it and check back here too tomorrow to see any replies. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994171...
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    Need suggestion for best way to convert 5.25 bay to more HDD bays

    Haha he needs to go to costco, 6 compressed air cans for like $20 haha I literally just used it to de-dust my PC a couple days ago, because I live in California, dust-heaven :P
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    Need suggestion for best way to convert 5.25 bay to more HDD bays

    Thank you for the info! Although, I don't want a backplane, had to look up what that is, that is the little motherboard in it that I don't want, it is just another thing to go wrong. I just want an open cage so I can plug the HDDs right into my system with no middle items. Awesome, and thanks...
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    Need suggestion for best way to convert 5.25 bay to more HDD bays

    whoa, crayyzee, looks cool, reading the info on this now :P
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    Need suggestion for best way to convert 5.25 bay to more HDD bays

    Thank you, willing to pay for quality. :) Prefer not to pay over $50 but will pay a bit over $50 for good quality that's exactly what I'm looking for. Update: most items there not in stock.
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    Need suggestion for best way to convert 5.25 bay to more HDD bays

    yesss!!! Perfect!!! Where do I buy though? amazon and newegg don't have it Also I wonder if they have a better model with easy removal for hard drives? Not necessarily hot swap, but for this one, you have to remove the whole thing to get at just one of the drives since the hdds screw right...
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    Need suggestion for best way to convert 5.25 bay to more HDD bays

    Yes, I could stick a fan in front of them or behind them which should do the trick.
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    Need suggestion for best way to convert 5.25 bay to more HDD bays

    I bought seven 5TB HDD, finally going to replace all my 2TB internal and all my 4TB external drives. And hopefully plan to RAID6 them. Going to buy one more 5tb drive. Then two drives will be for redundancy leaving me with a full 6x5tb drives, or 30TB, to use. Presently I have almost 20TB used...
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    How can I connect a home web server directly into the main internet hub? [closed]

    you can close thread, don't have the time to sort through useless replies trying to find something useful, unsubscribing from thread.
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    How can I connect a home web server directly into the main internet hub? [closed]

    thanks, i only read the first 5 words on all the other posts, that was enough to see they did not answer my question and I don't have the time to be berates by random people on the internet. Anyway I read your response, but no i don't need the google engine thing, I already have servers in a...
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    How can I connect a home web server directly into the main internet hub? [closed]

    No is not an acceptable answer. Yes, it is possible, Yes, it is feasible, and Yes it is within the realm of reason to consider. You said, "you'll need university level of knowledge in networking", so small-minded, university level of knowledge is cheap and easy. You said, "thousands" as if...
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    What is your preferred raid configuration?

    When you said you clone the hdd every week or so, do you mean you copy the entire 4tb to a backup drive(s) every week? Doesn't seem practical...
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    How can I connect a home web server directly into the main internet hub? [closed]

    Excellent link that is very informative. Looks like the keywords here that I am looking for are "backbone provider" and "point of presence". After reading deeply into that page I'm still having trouble understanding who exactly it is that I am buying from. It looks like of course I provide my...
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    What is your preferred raid configuration?

    Yes, except for speed. No redundancy for RAID 0, but speed benefits that exceed JBOD/spanned volumes.
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    How can I connect a home web server directly into the main internet hub? [closed]

    Ignored the naysayer, still asking question. Update: added update to original question with more details.
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    What is your preferred raid configuration?

    I currently have 3 x 2TB and 3 x 4TB drives; I would like to get at least 50% more space (~8-10TB more) in a raid configuration and spend less than $500. Could afford more but prefer to keep the upgrade to less than $500. Would be willing to convert the three 2TB drives into two 4TB drives...
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    How can I connect a home web server directly into the main internet hub? [closed]

    I tried googling but due to lack of knowledge of key terms all I come up with is web hosting companies which is the opposite of what I want. I don't want to get home business internet or go through the ISP at all. I want to have servers at my home office and bypass everyone and get directly to...
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    Need help with connecting external pc to used for raid storage

    I don't mind using lan (ethernet), I just don't want it networked because I don't want others to have possible access and it opens up potential hacking possibilities. Additionally, I want to feel like I'm using it all inside the same pc, not having to go into a network folder to access my files...
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    What is your preferred raid configuration?

    Do you prefer raid 5 or 6, or perhaps 0?
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    Need help with connecting external pc to used for raid storage

    Added more details including illustration. Yes I am using a proper enclosure, it is a mid tower.
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    Need help with connecting external pc to used for raid storage

    Basically I want to set up raid in a separate pc to be used only for the hard drives. But I don't know how I would best connect this raid setup into my computer. Do I use a NIC card to gigabit over multiple channels? Or perhaps a really long sata III cable? I don't want to connect it over the...
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    Looking for a reliable hardware-based RAID 5 enclosure under $200

    Controller is the most important part of the box! If the controller is crap then so is the box!