OK this is what I want to do build a Samba storage server from about 15 to 20 extra hard drives. FYI I want to leave room for the addition of more hard drives.
They are mixed mostly SATA some EIDE.
I have a Dell System with DUO Core Proc.
I was going to use Linux in a command prompt mode (init 3), as I always do for my standalone servers. I was going to upgrade the RAM to 4gb.
What size power supply should I get? How and where can I store the actual drives since they will not fit in the existing case? What type of cards will I need to support so many hard drives (also since they are mixed)? I was going setup in a RAID 0 in software mode?
Also I stumble across a lot of hard drives from old systems so I would like to leave room for Future upgrade!
I have not sorted the drives to see how many of each I have yet (But mostly SATA).
I know I can just buy 3TB drives cheap and build a server (I already have a full Linux server) I am doing this just to play around a bit with some new hardware.
Please give me some other suggestions also!