SCSI disk query

Posted on 2007-10-12
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
a college have a file server thats working fine.
Fujitsu Siemens Primergy TX200 S2 with 1GB memory. Windows 2003 Server.
There may be upto 100 users connected at any one time.
There are currently 2 scsi drives in it. 140 & 70.
they want to put a 3rd, a 300gb scsi drive in for additional file sharing.
Should this cause a problem?
Question by:crangle22
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    Should not be any problem. You will have to set the SCSI ide on the new drive appropriately and will of course need to make sure that you have data and power connectors available and that the power supply is adiqaute - but I cant see this as a problem with 3 drives.
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    SCSI can handle between 7 (older controllers) and 14 drives, so as long as you have the power, you're more than fine... But my question is WHY would anyone be running a server without RAID?  That's just foolish.  If anything, he should get at least 4 new drives - two x 300 GB, one x 140, one x 70 and then setup mirrors on everything.  Hardware RAID would be better, but at least software RAID would be SOMETHING.  It's really just foolish putting any important data on a server without RAID... what happens when one disk fails?  you lose everything and 100 users are sitting there WASTING their time and the company's money.
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    Opps "SCSI ide"?  - i meant "SCSI identity"
    LeeW makes a fair point - something worth considering.
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