1.2TB USB Drive idea

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    Ok i have an idea and i dont see why it woudlent work but before i invest the money i want some opinion to make it better or stop me from messing up.

    I have this cobalt cube case 7 1/2 inches L,W,H,

    totaly striped the inside but i want to make it into a storage box.

    Idea:
    4 port powered USB 2.0 HUB
    Mini PSU in top,
    4 300GB IDE Drives in it
    4 IDE to USB adaptors,

    make a mount for inside the cube for the hard drives and the PSU.
    attach all 8 USB to IDE converters to the drives.
    power the drives and plug all into USB hub.
    USB hub into PC to see 4 hard Drives

    would this work?????
    any ideas or sugestions or anything is greatly appreciated
     
  2. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

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    Sounds like a good idea to me. I don't see why it wouldn't work.
     
  3. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Just a thought, but it might be more money and trouble than it's really worth. You can already buy 1 TB external drives for less than USD $600.00.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...065&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

    Melon
     
  4. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Don't spend the money on it. Just patent the idea and then sue however tries it. It worked for NTP and that small company that sued M$.
     
  5. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    bad idea. I want all Drives to show up as one big drive. Screw 3 or 4 drives showing up.
     
  6. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    im with you. and unless im running a server/ raid array i cant do it.
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    bad idea - turn it into a server instead - costs about the same (?) useability - a great deal better... though I appreciate you may wish to move it about - you could do this with a server anyway...