Originally Posted by Helmsdg
That's up to you really. Whats practical?
All I can do is ask you questions and you pick what fits your case best.
I run separate systems because I move my systems often.
Do you power off your system so others can't get to the storage?
Can you support the space, power, heat and noise a new system will bring?
Are you comfortable possibly putting other peoples files for secure storage on your personal day-to-day system?
Its your pick on those matters, including the obvious sata ports, space and power in your system.
I don't plan to power it off if I make my rig the server.
I don't mind noise our PCs are in a dedicated room, I have a AZZA Hurrican Tower with upgraded fans and our house is always at 72. We live in FL
That last question I didn't think about. True better not to put it on my system then I won't be able to take it away.
Guess back to a seperate unit. Thanks for all the answers David