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Computer networking

With three networked computers, what is the best suggestion as far as storage? The ideas that I have are:

a) Add 20 gigs to the two that do not have that much, the third has 20 gig in it already or,

b) Build a fourth computer that would serve as networked storage. (But is that possible?)

What other options or ideas would you have? Thanks in advance!

The cost of implementing a SAN for only three systems would not be cost effective in my opinion. How you add storage depends on the capability of the servers to accept more internal drives. You could add more to one of the servers that has space and serve that storage out as a file share. There are also excellent low cost network storage solutions available. Look in the back of the PC type magazines for advertisements of these types of solutions.

Chris

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This was first published in March 2002

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