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Does anyone know how to turn a computer case into just a housing unit for just hard drives and then have them all hooked up directly to your main computer?

So you basically have 2 towers side by side one is your computer and the other is just your hard drive tower.

I have 2x 500gb 2x 250gb 3x 80gb 2x 40gb and 1 20gb and i want to use them all.

I'm a Dj and i do a lot of music editing and so forth and need the space but my current upgrade to 2x 500gb just isent enough right now. And i dont have the money right now to upgrade to the new 750's.
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By the way there all IDE HDDs
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Grab some PCI IDE interface cards. You should be able to hook four IDE drives per card, limited by the number of PCI slots you have.
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you would need a sever or somthing
    
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It would be most unwise to try and modify a regular case to do nothing more than hold 15 hard drives. You need a server rack.
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Grab some PCI IDE interface cards. You should be able to hook four IDE drives per card, limited by the number of PCI slots you have.
Could you give me a picture of this cord so i dont go and grab the wrong one.

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It would be most unwise to try and modify a regular case to do nothing more than hold 15 hard drives. You need a server rack.
And i've seen someone on OCN with a old computer case and they had 8 hard drives moded into it so i know i dont need a server rack for it.

I'm pretty sure i can mod it myself i just need to know what cables and hook up i need and how to hook them all up.
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Awesome thanks a lot mate. rep+ for you now all i need to do is find one to buy in Canada cant buy from newegg yet
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off topic...

why can Canadians buy from newegg?? is it just that newegg doesn't want to deal with international shipping problems??
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Space for 12.
With some modding... you can 21 hard drives.
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