Help me figure out a RAID solution, please.
May 3, 2006 2:58 PM Subscribe
Instead of getting a four-bay Firewire enclosure, could I just get a cheap PC case and use that to build a RAID?
posted by ImJustRick to computers & internet (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I need a place to store a ton of data. I put together a 2-drive RAID a couple years ago - bought a firewire enclosure, hooked up a couple old drives, and there it went.
Well, now I'm looking for a way to take ALL of my DVDs and put them on one central server that I can access from around the house.
My original thinking was to get four 250GB drives and a four-bay FW enclosure and make it that way. But 4-bay enclosures seem to be ~$175. Add to that ~$360 for the drives and I'm looking at more than I really want to spend. So what if I got a smallish cheap PC case instead of the FW enclosure? They have power supplies, room enough, Firewire ports...
Am I going about this all wrong? Can I get a 1TB drive cheaper or easier?