Originally posted by lexington
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.