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roboman



Joined: 03 Dec 2006
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roboman
The 'standard' mother board is designed to run up to 4 hdd or cd in any combination. just wondering what peoples view is on how many hdd's and cd's realisticly need to be searched for in a basic desk top OS.

I did at one time have several systems with 24 drives. That was a long time ago when drives were small and I needed 40+gig. What seems a reasonable number build an OS for today?
Post 22 Jul 2010, 17:54
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ManOfSteel



Joined: 02 Feb 2005
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You have to take into consideration the different kinds of interfaces, such as SATA (with AHCI).
And there's no such thing as standard MoBo. Older MoBo will support 4 PATA disks, some newer MoBo can support 4 SATA disks and 1 PATA, some 6 SATA and 2 PATA, etc.
Post 22 Jul 2010, 18:13
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f0dder



Joined: 19 Feb 2004
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It really depends on the user... a standard user, be it a family guy or corporate drone, will do just fine with a single harddisk. Other people will need a lot - don't hardcode limitations if you're doing kernel coding.

Personally, for my workstation, I get along just fine with 3 internal SATA drives (one intel X25-E, and two 74gig raptors striped) and a bunch of external USB "bulk storage" drives.
Post 25 Jul 2010, 19:46
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