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ajcool123

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hey guys got a quick question.

what are those hard drive cases called that can fit in like 2-3 hard drives that can be popped in or out for storage. im looking for something like that to use as like a "tape backup" idea. meaning buying ATA hard drives and swapping them in and out when i need something on them.

i know this is possible but is it reliable? what would be the best, most effective way to store hundreds of gigabytes of data?

thanks! :whistling:
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you would be looking for NAS (network area storage) basically a box of HD's with a NIC card...if you're wanting to be able to just pull the drives out willy nillie (don't know why you would want to do that by the way) you would want to make sure that the drives are hot swappable
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correction...i think it's network attached storage...not network area storage (i'm thinking of SAN - Storage area network)
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or you could just get an external hard drive like the maxtor one touch II or III for around 300 and you get 300-400 gb's of storage. Back up is simple just press one button.
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or get a Seagate for 250 and get 500gb of storage
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