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Old 04-29-2001, 01:29 PM   #1
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ok here is wut i want to do.. I have over 1,000 gigs of crap might b a little less butt oh well.. haha. ok anyway.. iwant to hoook up like 10 hard drives on a small lap top so people can dl from me.. i need to know wut kind of laptop i need , how fast and everything else. plus i need to know if red hat would work in it.. please help me out... THANKS.. im real new to "linux" so i guess u can call me a dumb @$$ if u want... anyway.. peace
 
Old 04-29-2001, 03:42 PM   #2
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Get real.
 
Old 04-29-2001, 03:50 PM   #3
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heh is that how u do it? guess ur a lame a$$ also.. Guess u dont know how to do it if all u can say is " get real "? ahwell... maybe some other peep can help me ..

[watch it!] --Jeremy
 
Old 04-29-2001, 03:56 PM   #4
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They don't make a laptop with a terabyte of storage. If you really want to do something like this you would need to buy an external SCSI enclosure and connect the laptop to that.
 
Old 04-29-2001, 03:58 PM   #5
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so tha "external SCSI enclosure " will do wut iwanna do?
 
Old 04-29-2001, 04:09 PM   #6
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Why do you want to use a laptop? Is this for a local lan or Internet downloads? What size internet pipe do you have? If you don't have the hardware already a laptop is not a good choice for a fileserver.
 
Old 04-30-2001, 07:50 AM   #7
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If I was going to do this. I would NOT get lap top. If you have 10 drives. You are going to need need something RAID, or SCSI, like they saif below. SCSI, is faster, but cost a little more. A laptop would not be the system to hook this up to. For one, it will get hot faster, and run slower. It maybe portable yes, but not with 10 hard drives hooked up to it. Your best bet would to be, is to get a full tower. This way you have enough room for your RAID cards, and for the hard drives.
 
Old 04-30-2001, 09:27 PM   #8
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hmmm. ok... im really wanting to do this.. but after i get the tower i have to have the scsi controllers and the skuzzy hard drvies dont i?
 
Old 05-01-2001, 01:35 AM   #9
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What is possible is to get a laptop with a firewire interface built-in, and then you can buy as many external firewire harddrives as you want and daisy-chain them.

The largest external you can get (I think but not sure) is 80Gb from Maxtor.

The only drawback is that I am not sure whether FireWire is Supported by Linux yet..

 
Old 05-01-2001, 10:56 PM   #10
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ok... how fast of laptop should i get? i only want enough to run my scsi and maybe a few programs like mirc or so...
 
Old 05-02-2001, 06:26 PM   #11
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ok... admit it... yu guys have been had :-)
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:08 PM   #12
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I would have to agree with philfighter.
 
  


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