How to connect Multiple hard disks

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yarnos

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Hi i have just landed 5 hard disks 1x 60 gig hhd 1x120 gig 2x 80 gig 1x 40 gig my main hhd are 2X 320gig drives? Is there a way which i can use the 5 hhd so i can store pictures & music files?? is there a way to connect all these drive via one usb cable? or whats the best way to connect all these hhd
 

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What type are the five drives (IDE or SATA, internal or external)?
 

yarnos

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they are internal hhd with ide connections( 40 pins with grey cable) which i have recovered from redunadant machines.. Can these hhd build a server ? or how can i incorporate them and make them useful to store images and soundtracks????
 
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Or, if your PC case has enough internal space and a PSU with sufficient power, you could just get an extra IDE controller card and hook up all the extra HDDs to it.
 

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thank you all for your information i think i will build a NAS box
 
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yarnos,
the nice part about going nas / file server,
you don't have to be concerned with a lot of 'external' cables,
just lying around 'cluttering things up'
or getting 'yanked' out,
.
ol' pc cases work just great,
already has mounts for power supply and drives
the only cable you need is the cat-5,
[AND the power cord],
personally,
i would 'hard-wire' it, rather than wireless,
wire is faster, AND, security is then NOT an issue,
.
even put it somewhere it's not noticed,
word of caution though,
you didn't say where you live,
so DON'T just 'stuff-it-in-a-closet'
it will need some ventilation,
especially if you live in a warmer part of the globe,
so consider the summer temps,
 
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