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8 bay external hard drive; minimum of 12TB storage space

Aug 15, 2009 9:20AM PDT

I am looking for an 8 bay external box for my pc. I run Vista 64-bit on my desktop and Vista 32-bit on my laptop. I would like for it to work on either pc. I would prefer a box that will accept 8 drives, up to 2TB each, minimum of 1.5TB each. Reasonable pricing would be a benefit. Wireless connection is not required. Please leave me some suggestions. Thank you!

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Be sure about backups.
Aug 15, 2009 9:31AM PDT
http://www.multibooters.co.uk/partitions.html

Please read it carefully and read the link about the mystery of the missing partitions. I am seeing this happen more often as people move more and more to Vista. They copy stuff to some USB or other connected drive and plug it into their other Vista machine and then the room temp feels like it plunged 50 degrees as they can't find their precious (files.)

A lot of this issue is mitigated if you put these on a NAS and never connect directly with USB, Firewire or SATA.

At least you've been warned about the issue and will keep your backups current.
Bob
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A NAS drive would be better?
Aug 15, 2009 9:39AM PDT

Thanks for the reply. I'm open to any suggestions. I'll look into a NAS drive as well. I've looked in the past and read some really bad reviews. After reading what you sent me, I'll look back into it.

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