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Kanguru bank experience?

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Hi! i am looking to buy a Kanguru bank. Probably the 4-bay. I was wondering if some of you has already used it and how it was. It's gonna be on a Windows 2000 Server who has already a 80gb. I'm gonna take the 4-bay with 80gb disk, so i can get 320 gb.

Is it the best thing you are suggesting me as for big data storage? It's not that expensive and using USB port seems good to me.

Give me your opinions/suggestions.. thx
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if you are going to use USB you'd be better off using standard internal IDE drives in IDE to USB enclosures

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-145-843&depa=1 --$33 times 4 units is $132
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-144-122&depa=1 --72.50 Times 4 units is $290 + 132 = 422 for nearly the exact same thing. All you need to add is a USB 2.0 hub

or you could get
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-145-042&depa=1 --110.75 Times 4 units is $643 +132 = $775

That's a mere $25 more than the Bank with the one 80GB Drive for a complete setup with 4 drives at 160GB each, for a total of 640 GB!
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While I'm at it...

I'd recommend firewire over USB
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-146-172&depa=1 is only $41

Firewire generally requires Less CPU power to accomplish data transfers.

or you could create your own using 5.25 enclosures and internal cages to hold the drives that can be pulled out from the front panel.

the hardware to mount in the enclosure is about $30, and comes with a cage for one hdd, additional cages cost about $10
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