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Old 05-10-2004, 10:24 PM   #1
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How many harddrives can you install on a server?


I am curious if you can install more then 2 harddrives on your server? The reason I ask is because usually people say that bandwidth and CPU load is what you need to watch out for, but in my case my users upload MP3 and other large files so it is my space that is being used and not the bandwidth. Thanks
 
Old 05-10-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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How many controllers do you have,are they IDE?
 
Old 05-10-2004, 11:19 PM   #3
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The amount of hard drives you can have depends on how many controllers you have. Most motherboards that use IDE only have 4 possible connections for CD drives and hard drives... Not sure if there is even a limit for SCSI...
 
Old 05-11-2004, 12:21 AM   #4
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Re: How many harddrives can you install on a server?

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I am curious if you can install more then 2 harddrives on your server? The reason I ask is because usually people say that bandwidth and CPU load is what you need to watch out for, but in my case my users upload MP3 and other large files so it is my space that is being used and not the bandwidth. Thanks
Wouldn't uploading many large files affect your bandwidth?

As comprookie2000 and EnigmaX have said, the number of hard drives you can install and the hard drive configuration (RAID, etc.) depends entirely on your motherboard. Newer x86 motherboards will have 2 IDE ports and maybe 2 dedicated SATA ports (except that you can obviously have 4 IDE hdd's on 2 ports). That gives you six on a good, general-purpose motherboard. Also, with several drives you would need a good, solid case and preferrably some cooling fans inside the drive cage.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 12:27 AM   #5
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Cool, but do you think regular hosts that offer dedicated server hosting offer this?
 
  


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