Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:13 PM
Thanks for the information. Which brands of external hard drives have fans built into them? I didn't know such things existed. I thought that you had to buy separate drive enclosures for that to work. Another thought I had was something like the Dell PowerVault MD1120, but unfortunately, that's only a rack mount solution, and my server is a tower. Now unless you can sit rack mountable appliances on the desk or on the floor, I don't know how that'd work. My server is not exactly at my house yet, but it's coming all right, and right now, it has two 500 GB SATA drives in it, with room for four in a raid 1 configuration. But I'm thinking that if one of it's duties gets too large for it, such as email serving taking up a lot of space, or my web site content taking up a lot of space, I'm going to want to be able to expand. That's what I'm getting at, and if having two of my external drives plugged into it for backup/expansion will just end up killing them, then I'm going to want to have something good.
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