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The Inquirer: Get a Terabyte of Storage on Windows and Linux

Oct 18, 2005, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Mohney)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"INQ readers were quick to flood my mailbox with comments and recommendations on how to put a terabyte of disk storage on-line as I discussed last week. The benchmark I set was for close to one terabyte of storage in about the form factor the size of a toaster, using relatively simple off-the-shelf gear. To be precise, I proposed spending around $600 list for a pair of Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 400GB drives and putting them into a NetGear SC101 storage central enclosure.

"Most people who chimed in complained that the NetGear box didn't support anything other than Windows--I don't find this to be a tragic big deal since if you're running Linux, you can find yourself a way to rig up a RAID array with a suitable distro on a spare server..."

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