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passive357

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i have an emachines t-3025 desktop. here are its specifications. in parenthesis are upgrades or changes i mave made to it:

Specifications
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Processor
QuantiSpeed Architecture operates at 2.167GHz
512KB L2 cache & 333MHz FSB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce
Memory: 512MB DDR PC 2700 (added 512mb ram for total of 1gig)
Hard Drive: 160GB HDD (master-maxtor 40gig, slave-seagate 120gig)
Optical Drive: 48x Max. CD-RW Drive; 16x Max. DVD Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD; 8-in-1 Media ReaderUSB 2.0, Secure Digital , Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card
Video: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics 1 AGP 8x slot available (radeon 9600se)
Sound: nForce 6-channel Audio
Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
Peripherals: Premium Plus Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers( Microsoft wireless bluetooth keyboard and mouse, Boston acoustics 2.1 amplified speakers)
Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 ports, 4 in back; 1 in Media Reader, 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out
Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D
Monitor: eMachines 17" CRT Flat Screen (Added another 17" CRT flat screen and TV via s video)

i wish to add two more hard drives for a grand total of 4. i have an new seagate 120gig 7200 rpm drive excatly like the one already installed and i also have another 40 gig drive similar to the maxtor 40gig i am using as my master. i also wish to add a hard drive controller. there are a few concerns i have and would like to nail down some details before i waste time and/or money.

concern 1.)
i only have space for two hard drives in my current tower. i have a few ideas of how to overcome this. i could get a new case with room for all drives. i have a spare tower that is completely operational aside from having an operatiing system, i could install linux and use this computer as a file server for my home network in which case i will need to replace my router because i do not want to sacrifice speed. i could customize my case to accomedate two more hard drives(new power supply needed?).
2.)
i want to be sure i purchase the right hard drive controller. i think i want the two 40gig drives set up so they are not mirrored, i want fast access and it will also be 80gig total space. the two seagate 120gig i think i want mirrored. that way my music, movies, and files will always be backed up internally. or maybe visa versa, i do like the idea of 240 gigs of hard drive space.

lets throw some ideas around and see what we can come up with. :tazz:
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