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Maybe he is getting "hissy" b/c of your condescending attitude, "eventually you'll come to realize...". Except he already realizes what you are trying to say, he just disagrees that it is best for him.
I have six hard drives in my case. 256GB SSD for Windows and some programs, 1TB WD Black for the programs that won't fit on the SSD, and 4 2TB drives in 2 RAID 1 arrays, these have all my user folders and my data on them. I would eventually like a bigger RAID array in a separate file server but with hard drive prices the way they are now that won't happen for a while. Anyway there are plenty of reasons someone might have several drives. Oh, the dock is a horrible idea, those USB 2 docks are slooooow and many people are only now having USB 3 as an option.

if you are using a program that wont fit on a 256 gig SSD, then you should be using a mainframe instead of a PC smile.gif but that's beside the point. having lost over 30 TB worth of data throughout the years, i'm simply trying to help him preserve his data integrity. if he choose not to take the advice, he's the one who has to deal with the consequences. how hard do you think it's going to be if he happens to be infected with a particularly nasty strain of virus? loosing drives doesn't hurt anywhere near as much as losing that much data. having drives stored offline is not ideal, however it's also alot safer and actually more convenient since it's alot easier to do a full scan if you ever suspect malware/virus. scanning through 5 drives can take days depending on how slow the drives are, and i remember how slow those 250 gig drives were.... heck it takes 2 hrs just to do a real format.

as far as HDD docking stations, they are all sata/esata these days. nobody really use USB2 for those type of jobs anymore. USB3 maybe ok, but there is too much overhead on the protocol and esata/sata is still faster in reality. for your own data, it would be easier for you to have 2 x 4tb drives. 1 drive for daily use, the other for backup/mirror purposes. alot less headache and alot faster solution since higher data density platter results in less mechanical lag due to reduced read head movement for the same amount of data.

like i said. i can make suggestions, whether you guys follow them is up to you. these are suggestions based on my own personal computer usage patterns over the last 20 years and may not apply to everyone.
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If your main aim is to get the GTX580 plus 5 harddisks into a smaller case for easy transportation purpose for university, perhaps you can also consider downsizing the motherboard to mini-ITX format.  If so, you can consider ITX size case as well.

 

An excellent case for your consideration is Cubitek Mini Tank.


How come I've never even heard of this case? The format/layout looks great (though I'm not a big fan of the aesthetics).
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How come I've never even heard of this case? The format/layout looks great (though I'm not a big fan of the aesthetics).

I boguth one of those Mini Tank's a few months ago... beast of a ITX case... was just a little too big for what I wanted in a ITX case
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If your main aim is to get the GTX580 plus 5 harddisks into a smaller case for easy transportation purpose for university, perhaps you can also consider downsizing the motherboard to mini-ITX format.  If so, you can consider ITX size case as well.

An excellent case for your consideration is Cubitek Mini Tank.
-Its all aluminium construction makes it super light weight (~ 4 lbs).
-It can fit a graphics card of size up to 340mm (ie no problem with your GTX580).
-Its PSU bay receives PSU with length up to 200mm (ie no problem for Corsair HX850 of 180mm long).
-It has four 3.5'' bays (for harddisk) and two 2.5'' bays (for SSD).  It has two 5.25'' bays and a 5.25'' to 3.5'' converter.  Therefore, it can take five harddisks out of the box.
That looks pretty enticing. The fans could stand to be larger but I guess I can't have my cake and eat it too.
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alot less headache and alot faster solution since higher data density platter results in less mechanical lag due to reduced read head movement for the same amount of data.
like i said. i can make suggestions, whether you guys follow them is up to you. these are suggestions based on my own personal computer usage patterns over the last 20 years and may not apply to everyone.
I can't help but point out that the only 4TB drives out right now are 5900rpm, 5 platters, slow, and horrendously expensive and hot.
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I can't help but point out that the only 4TB drives out right now are 5900rpm, 5 platters, slow, and horrendously expensive and hot.

you can fix that by mouse over my name on the left till the drop down menu comes up and click on block member. see all fixed:D
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you can fix that by mouse over my name on the left till the drop down menu comes up and click on block member. see all fixed:D
I'm not going to block somebody because I disagree with them. That would be childish.
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