This is just a theoretical question...
If I were to install a pci RAID card in computer (a) wouldn't it be possible to take another case with a power supply and a few HD's and connect those HD's to the RAID card in computer (a)?
My problem is this:
I need alot of storage (approximately 3TB) that is accessible at extremely high speeds. NAS won't be nearly fast enough as the files I'm working with average 30 - 40 gigs each. Computer (a) already has 1TB of space in RAID 5 configuration with 4 gigs of RAM and I'm running out of room quickly.
So I figured I could make an external enclosure for more HD's and just connect them to computer (a) via SATA or SCSI.
Any thoughts on this, or possibly a better way to acheive this is much appreciated.