Use a fast server as a buffer for a slower server...

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chris6273

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Hi guys, I've just thought of something which I'd like to find the answer to.

At the moment, I have a 1TB SATA drive running in an oldish Pentium 4 computer, which due to the specs of it, it doesn't max out its Gigabit connection (The CPU isn't powerful enough) - It is running Windows Server 2003.

So I was wondering - Is there any software which is compatible with Windows Server 2003 which would allow me to use one of my powerful SCSI servers (The SATA Drive will not work in these) as a Buffer?

What I mean by that is, if a network user wishes to transfer data to the SATA server, is there any automated solution in which I can use a SCSI server to receive the file really quickly at Gigabit Speeds (It's powerful enough to sustain Gigabit throughput) and have it automatically transfer the file to the SATA server in its own time?

The file which the user is wanting to transfer would go to the SCSI Server and once its completed transferring to the SCSI server, the user can carry on with what they are doing, while the file is transferred over from the SCSI server to the SATA server automatically and in the background (Cut and pasted so the file no longer exists on the SCSI server after the process).

Is this possible?

Investing in a Server with a SATA backplane is not an option and I realise there are some data loss risks if this is possible.

Thanks for your answers, I hope I have posted this in the correct section.
 
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