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Anyone know about building hard drives?

 
SE7EN
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12/29/2012 03:48 AM
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Anyone know about building hard drives?
Can I purchase 2 of these, and put them in a cover, to effectively make a 6TB external hard drive that I can plug into my laptop?

[link to www.amazon.com]


I can buy a 6TB already, but keen to build my own so that if it craps itself, I can replace one of the drives. And it is about $100 dearer.


[link to www.amazon.com]
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12/29/2012 04:15 AM
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Re: Anyone know about building hard drives?
You can purchase two of the 3TB drives and put them in an external case.
You'll end up basically with the same as the pre-built solution in the second link.
But mind, you'll also need a good case. Seriously, a GOOD case, because the controller inside the case must be good in order to get good transfer rates.
Cheap cases have cheap controllers, and you don't want to use 6TB with crappy transfer rates.
So, with two drives and a case you won't be far from the price the complete solution provides.
Also, the 6TB thing has two drives in it, too, so if one dies you can replace the other.
Basically, with the 6TB drive you'll get what you want without having to build and setup it, for a not much higher price.
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12/29/2012 04:18 AM
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Re: Anyone know about building hard drives?
6TB is a monster ton of porn. Sure you need that much?
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12/29/2012 04:20 AM
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Re: Anyone know about building hard drives?
Also, the 6TB thing has two drives in it, too, so if one dies you can replace the other.
Basically, with the 6TB drive you'll get what you want without having to build and setup it, for a not much higher price.
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12/29/2012 04:21 AM
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Re: Anyone know about building hard drives?
6TB is a monster ton of porn. Sure you need that much?
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12/29/2012 04:27 AM

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Re: Anyone know about building hard drives?
You can purchase two of the 3TB drives and put them in an external case.
You'll end up basically with the same as the pre-built solution in the second link.
But mind, you'll also need a good case. Seriously, a GOOD case, because the controller inside the case must be good in order to get good transfer rates.
Cheap cases have cheap controllers, and you don't want to use 6TB with crappy transfer rates.
So, with two drives and a case you won't be far from the price the complete solution provides.
Also, the 6TB thing has two drives in it, too, so if one dies you can replace the other.
Basically, with the 6TB drive you'll get what you want without having to build and setup it, for a not much higher price.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31069085


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