BetaArchive Logo
Navigation Home Screenshots Image Uploader Server Info FTP Servers Wiki Forum RSS Feed Rules Please Donate
UP: 6d, 6h, 18m | CPU: 34% | MEM: 2139MB of 4273MB used
{The community for beta collectors}

Forum rules


Any off topic discussions should go in this forum. Post count is not increased by posting here.
FTP Access status is required to post in this forum. Find out how to get it


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 PostPost subject: Lots of hdd's        Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:51 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:17 am

Posts
46
Hi, im insane about hdd's.
Cos they're all normal, not in a case or anything, and i have to keep switching them from the power adapter to see whats on different ones.
What is the simplest way to have all the hdd's connected in one computer, with room for expansion.
Is there a case that can handle the power and space needs?
Anyone?


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:56 pm 
Reply with quote
Administrator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:47 am

Posts
12392

Location
Merseyside, United Kingdom

Favourite OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Hey Tom, should have asked me on MSN, I could have answered it for you there!

The easiest ways by far is either:

1. Build a low spec PC with lots of SATA/IDE connections and hook them all into that and network it to your laptop like you used to do with the download pc.

2. Get an external caddy for each drive like I currently have and plug them all into your laptop via USB.

Personally I'd go with number 1 but for cost effectiveness go with 2. Number 2 also allows for virtually unlimited expansion but its messy and drives in caddies often fail quickly due to excess heat. Number 1 costs more but it will be more reliable.

_________________
Image

BetaArchive Discord: https://discord.gg/epK3r6A


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:12 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
Offline

Joined
Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:05 pm

Posts
698

Location
Or-stray-liagh
How many do you have? (that you would want connected at once)

_________________
pr0gram the pr0grammer
BetaArchive retiree | OSBA Expat


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:37 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:04 pm

Posts
1022

Location
The Ephemeral between existance and non-existance: AKA "being"

Favourite OS
Rhapsody, BeOS
Consolidate onto one big drive?

_________________
Image
Part Time Troll - HPC Enthusiast - Spelling Master - Old Fart


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:58 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:12 am

Posts
1102

Location
Brisbane, Queensland

Favourite OS
OS/2 Wrp 3.0
Look for a thing called a "USB to IDE/SATA bridge".

It comes as a powerpack with a molex output, a molex-to-sata power converter, and a thing like a USB stick on a string, with on one side, a 3.5 HDD connector, on the other side, a 2.5 HD connector, and on the front, a SATA connector.

You plug the stuff in like a USB hard drive, and it will create drives + partitions using the next available letters.

I have loaded up some rather old disks from my earlier boxen, and recovered all the data + apps to a cdrom. Quite nifty, and does not take a lot of space.


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:48 pm 
Reply with quote
Administrator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:47 am

Posts
12392

Location
Merseyside, United Kingdom

Favourite OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Frozenport wrote:
Consolidate onto one big drive?


If he did that he'd need a 2.5TB HD or so :P

os2fan2 wrote:
Look for a thing called a "USB to IDE/SATA bridge".

It comes as a powerpack with a molex output, a molex-to-sata power converter, and a thing like a USB stick on a string, with on one side, a 3.5 HDD connector, on the other side, a 2.5 HD connector, and on the front, a SATA connector.

You plug the stuff in like a USB hard drive, and it will create drives + partitions using the next available letters.

I have loaded up some rather old disks from my earlier boxen, and recovered all the data + apps to a cdrom. Quite nifty, and does not take a lot of space.


He has one of those now, he's sick of it. He wants them all connected at once to save the messing about.

_________________
Image

BetaArchive Discord: https://discord.gg/epK3r6A


Top  Profile  WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  

All views expressed in these forums are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the BetaArchive site owner.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Copyright © 2006-2018

 

Sitemap | XML | RSS