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I just bought a 1GB stick of DDR for $1.75 shipped
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Originally Posted by The_Punisher View Post
Would read speeds of IDE drives in RAID5 really be that bad? The reason I don't just buy a 2TB hdd is because I want redundancy, and I wasn't really thinking of investing that much money into this project, mainly just wanted to build something out of spare parts and get my feet wet with managing a server.

That's what I was thinking, but I just wanted to verify and I didn't know how much resources WHS really needed, aside from their min. spec list. Thanks
It's not so much the problem of the IDE interface. It's having your RAID card on the same PCI bus as your gigabit card. And I hope you have the RAID card already, because it's not worth buying a PCI IDE RAID card these days... I have a dual P3-1GHz system with a dedicated Promise FastTrak SX4060 PCI IDE RAID card, with 4x160GB in RAID-10. I get the same sequential read speeds as an older SATA drive, lol. Nevermind RAID-5. Write speeds on RAID-5 were horrendous.
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You can do much more with it than you think. I constantly recommend Amahi Home Server, and version 6 just came out.
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