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Stan6369

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To Whom It May Concern,
I am looking into building my first PC. I am fairly knowledgeable about computers. But when it comes to building them it all seems Greek to me. Right now I have an over the counter dell pc and have three 1TB external hard drives connected with USB. I am looking at building something where all the hard drives are internal. I would like about half a dozen. To that end I found (Silverstone SST-LC17B Case). This case looks like it will work for what I want. I have also looked at motherboards. I have found a few online but don't know if I need a special one for so many hard drives? I've also researched RAID systems and it seems like a good idea with so many hard drives. Do I need a special type of motherboard to have a RAID system? Would I just be better off getting some type of server computer? I know there's a lot of questions here. I would appreciate anyone's help.

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Why do you feel you need half a dozen drives inside a machine?
Would it not be better simply to have one or maybe two big internal drives (such as 2 2Tb drives for example) and then keep the USB drives for your backups?

While that case will fit 6 drives, they will be squashed together. No air flow, no cooling = not good.
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I have a lot of information and am always getting more. The three 1TB hard drives I have now are almost full. I am thinking of switching to 2TB just so I dont have too many drives. I had thought about the drives being in the case and thought of putting an extra fan or two in it. Thanks for the reply, any other reply's are appreciated.
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