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I just upgraded to some new drives with a new areca raid card I have 8 drives currently in my machine and no room for anything more. I have some old junker computers around, but would should i do with 4x200 PATA drives?
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Give them away...?
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why not sell them?

edit: giving them away works as well XD
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Well i could sell them, but sometimes i dont think the work of shipping stuff is worth the 50 bucks i would get for all four drives.
I dont know, maybe software raid on server 2003 or something. Can run a backup script for the really important stuff so even if my new stuff fails i wouldnt be totally sol. I mean once the initial transfer was done a nightly backup would only take minutes.
I am sure i will figure something out.
Would have to buy another hd cage for them.
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I just upgraded to some new drives with a new areca raid card I have 8 drives currently in my machine and no room for anything more. I have some old junker computers around, but would should i do with 4x200 PATA drives?
How old are they? I had a friend who got a bunch of free drives one time, then contacted the manufacturer and they were within warranty. They gave him brand new drives, some were even upgrades.

That, or ebay.
    
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Slap them all into a JBOD array.


For the uninitiated.
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/...ls/jbod-c.html
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Try selling them locally via Craigslist since shipping may be too much of a hassle. It's probably cheaper in the long run to get a 750 external or the like than to run a server purely for backups.
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