RAID Storage Array for my Western Digital 250gb drives? - Help!

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Storage, Sep 15, 2008.

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    Storage Guest

    I have three extra Western Digital 250gb SATA drives that I'd like to put to

    My thought is to put them into a "rack" and make a 750gb RAID array out of
    them for additional storage on my PC, probably via a USB connection.

    I've heard of Drobo but is there a less expensive rack I can buy that will
    allow me to slide these three (and possibly a 4th) drives into, then RAID
    them into a 750gb virtual drive, and occasionally connect to my desktop for
    data archiving?

    It goes without saying that the rack system must be reliable. I'd appreciate
    any leads.

    Storage, Sep 15, 2008
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    Arno Wagner Guest

    The first lead would be that a 3-way RAID0 or JBOD is pretty
    unreliable. One disk has a problem - all data is gone. I think
    with such a setup, the rack is the least of your concerns.
    Still, cheap is the enemy of reliable, while expensive is not
    necessarily its friend.

    Arno Wagner, Sep 15, 2008
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  3. Probably no,
    The "rack" manufacturer will probably only support a particular disk which
    they manufactur themselves.
    I have never seen a "generic rack" where you can "slide in some disks"...
    rack and disks go together.

    Edwin vMierlo [MVP], Sep 15, 2008
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