07-22-2010 07:11 AM
I'm looking at buying a x series 300 server just for hosting video/music files for streaming through a 360 I have in my living room. Cost is $100, and I get another Dell server with it, however I'm not sure what type of Hard drive comes with it. (the particular one I'm buying has drives removed)
The seller said they are "regular hard drives", but I have no idea what 'regular' means to him, I doubt they'd be a regular old IDE drive.
If anybody knows what types of drives, and possibly where to buy some larger new drives to fit in, that would be appreciated
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07-23-2010 06:46 AM
the drives in that system are ATA-100 (IDE).
a server would be quite loud in your livingroom. you could potentially set the fans to run at lower speed but it would still be loud.
you don't need a server to host/stream data, btw. you only need a capable OS. linux may be a good option here if you're trying to stay within a budget.
07-26-2010 06:24 AM
I realize its overkill, but its dirt cheap, works and convenient. It would go in a closet, which strangely enough has ventilation built-in. And being a student apartment, the sound of a server fan running is one of the quieter things going on.
But thanks for the info. Good to know, means I don't have to spring for a scsi drive.