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    Formerly known as Andehh Andeh13's Avatar
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    Help - Storage dilemma

    Iv got 5 HDDs in my Antec 900 and 1 more to fit in somewhere (trying to sell* it without much luck so might end up trying to use it myself). This is along with a 1tb HDD i plan on buying (with the option of a 2nd one in a few months) come August.

    The only problem is i don't know what to do with all the HDDs. Usually id just try and cram more into my Antec 900, or leave out a few of the 250gb HDDs ,but with the recent purchase of a laptop id like to access these films over the wireless network, that along with my desire not to waste perfectly good HDDs.

    Is there any way i can fit 3-4+ HDDs in an external box that can work independently of my main PC? I don't need anything fancy just a way of connecting said HDDs to my main PC and my laptop.

    Im after the cheapest solution there is (and an explanation of how it would work), so any advise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks guys

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    http://forums.hexus.net/classifieds-...250gb-hdd.html

    edit;
    I think i need a NAS setup, with as many bays as possible...for as cheap as possible. Can anyone advise on a few different solutions?
    Last edited by Andeh13; 30-06-2009 at 09:33 PM.

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    Formerly known as Andehh Andeh13's Avatar
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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 800mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 250gb Western Digital AAKS, 2 x 500gb Western Digital AAKS, 1TB WD Caviar Green
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG Geforce 8800GTS 512mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
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      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64bit
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      • Samsung 24" & Sony 17"
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    Re: Help - Storage dilemma

    Any ideas on the cheapest NAS i could get?

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    Re: Help - Storage dilemma

    Do you have 3 free 5.25" drive slots in your case?

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    Formerly known as Andehh Andeh13's Avatar
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    • Andeh13's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair XMS2 800mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 250gb Western Digital AAKS, 2 x 500gb Western Digital AAKS, 1TB WD Caviar Green
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG Geforce 8800GTS 512mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 24" & Sony 17"
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 10mb... hate them!

    Re: Help - Storage dilemma

    Unfortunately not, the antec 900 has 6 bays i could use, but 5 of them have my current hard drives in, with the 6th bay blocked by my GPU & the power leads.

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