External enclosures are now around $50 (for 2.0). The problem I had with the
about 6-7 months later, I wanted to add a new drive into the swap mix, and the
fit my enclosure (CompUSA changed MFG's). So either purchase many carriers
(around $20 each)
your enclosure (about $30-$35 for the both the carrier and enclousre). I have
also had the
bad on both my carriers. You need to lock them in place (or you risk them
keep that key in a space spot :)
bought a great piece (hmm, maybe I should rephase that), on Ebay ($20). It is
just a 4 prong power cord
transformer, and a USB cable that plugs right to the Hard drive, no enclosure.
It's great for
testing drives. Just hook up the power and the cable, plug it into the
USB port and go...
Although for long term use, I prefer an enclosure.
Personally, I'd opt for the $20 removable drive
chassis that goes in a 5.25" slot rather than pay the $100 premium for an
external USB enclosure... but that's just me..
If (the proverbial) you want to get really
creative and adventurous, you can add two drives that are identical to the
first and do a Raid5 array - but that takes courage - the benefit being that
if you ever lose a single drive, you won't lose any data - the pitfall being
you'll only have twice the drive space and not 3 times. I know RedHat can
configure and install to software raid5.. not sure about other distros..
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 4:13
Subject: RE: [PLUG] Adding a second HD
to a Linux system
If somehow, someone is able to write to your webserver doc
and fills up your drive, you will also
have your home directories unable
to be updated (out
of space), unless you partition that new drive into
two filesystems (one for each).
Can your system use USB drives? If so, I'd put the webserver
an external USB drive. Since the that drive
will take the most work out
it will most likely be
the first to fail, so make it the easier one to
replace in the future.
>Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 4:04 PM
>Subject: [PLUG] Adding a second HD to a Linux system
>I noticed today that I'm starting to use up the 1 HD in one of my
>systems. So I'd like to add a
second. Having never done this under
before I thought I'd better ask for suggested reading before I
>take on the task. Are there any pitfalls, or
cautions I should be
>Since the server uses much
of it's Disk space for web server staging I
>figure I'll move the web server docs and the home directories
>Any reason that's a bad idea?
>Thanks for any
Linux Users Group
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