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Old 09-01-2005, 05:45 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I'm looking to spec'ing a server for work, probably gonna go with Dell and I'm gonna be running Win server 2003 (don't cringe) and some form of RAID (1 or 5 maybe?).

Anyway, I'd like the HDD's to be hotpluggable so I can take a drive home and don't have to turn the server off. How can I have Hot Pluggable drives? is it the drive or the PSU or both?

Now I'm new to the world of the server, let alone the professional server and so I'd value your help!

Also, which would be better - SATA or SCSI?

And can if I have a normal E-IDE Drive with just the OS on if I am wanting to have RAID with a couple of SCSI or SATA drives?



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Old 09-04-2005, 12:46 PM   #2
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Hot Swapable. Each drive in the case comes with a latch that allows mobility from the server case.

I'd go for the SCSI drives... One drive on a raid is useless unless it is raid 1. So, the OS should be on the raid drives.
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