Best Use for Multiple Hard Drives
Posted on 2003-12-09
Ok, stupid question time... :)
I have been building and upgrading systems for quite some time now and I have a collection of six Hard Drives. This is in addition to what are in my running systems. There is a lot of good stuff on these drives that I would like to be able to access on demand. Currently, I have two of these hard drives as ATA Slaves in two running systems and the other four just sitting in the closet. One of my motherboards is capable of RAID, but I am totally clueless about this and a bit intimidated. I am not sure if I can even use RAID for what I am looking to do.
Some of these drives were C: drives, bootable with OS's, and others were just used as storage. I want to keep all the information from these drives and access it when I need to. I will not use any of them to boot to. If I need to purchase hardware or whatever.. I am prepared to do so, as long as it is not too expensive.
Any suggestions appreciated!
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WD 120GB 72,000rpm Hard Drive
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