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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
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.
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.