Originally Posted by fg2chase
Thing is I woudl have to remove a drive from the drive pool to do this, as with anything you risk bricking the drive (small chance but there nontheless) and that can take up to 4 days the last time I did that and that was a full 1.5TB drive.
I see what you mean. Yes that would not be a good thing.
I always take any new parts that I get and run them on my folding machine just for testing, unless I am building a completely new machine.
That way I can check firmware and things and give stuff a test before I put it into the machine it will reside in.
Funny since this new server build is the first time that I put a machine together and did wire management and clean cable running as I was building it rather than after I had it all together. Wouldn't you know that the first motherboard I had in there was DOA on me when I went to power it up for the first time! Had to rebundle the PSU wiring and front panel cables for this new motherboard when I got it in. Figures you know as in Murphy's law type of things!
So I have ordered new SATA cables and a 4-in-3 drive enclosure for future F4 drives so that I can put the things in now and then just add the drives and cables when I want more storage.
Fun to build something different and should be interesting to learn about servers and things as I get my vhs tapes, reel to reel tapes, and other things into storage and go to the digital format for things.
Also gives me things to keep my sanity on boring days like today
(which by the way it is snowing out rignt now!!!).