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electric-wildflower
May 9th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Hello everyone i was wondering if anyone could help me on a question i need answering.

I have a desktop computer i also use as a server for storage and to stream stuff of it onto my gaming machine/laptop and for family to connect to and i was wondering if anyone could help me on figuring out what would be the best options on upgrading storage.

I am looking to get a few tb's in there to give it proper storage as the hard disks i currently have well there not really big.

my desktop specs are as followed i used the command sudo lshw so i could show you more details.

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description: Desktop Computer
product: MX46-533
vendor: CENTERPRISE
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=1
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: 1244
vendor: AOpen
physical id: 0
version: 9189U10061
serial: 24400536LM75
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
physical id: 0
version: 6.00 PG (09/05/2002)
size: 128KiB
capacity: 192KiB
capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot netboot
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 4
bus info: cpu@0
version: 15.2.7
slot: Socket 478
size: 2400MHz
width: 32 bits
clock: 100MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up pebs bts cid
configuration: id=0
*-cache
description: L1 cache
physical id: 8
slot: Internal Cache
size: 8KiB
capacity: 20KiB
capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 18
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 1536MiB
capacity: 2GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
product: None
vendor: None
physical id: 0
serial: None
slot: A0
size: 1GiB
width: 64 bits
*-bank:1
description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
product: None
vendor: None
physical id: 1
serial: None
slot: A1
size: 512MiB
width: 64 bits
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 651 Host
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-sis latency=32
resources: irq:0 memory:e0000000-e3ffffff
*-pci
description: PCI bridge
product: Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master
resources: memory:e4000000-e5ffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nouveau latency=32 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
resources: irq:16 memory:e4000000-e4ffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable) memory:e5000000-e501ffff(prefetchable)
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO]
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 04
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-serial
description: SMBus
product: SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=sis96x_smbus latency=0
resources: irq:0 ioport:10c0(size=32)
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 5513 [IDE]
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.5
logical name: scsi0
logical name: scsi1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=pata_sis latency=128
resources: irq:16 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:4000(size=16)
*-disk:0
description: ATA Disk
product: Maxtor 2F030L0
vendor: Maxtor
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: VAM5
serial: F18NX8HE
size: 28GiB (30GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=0002e4a4
*-volume:0
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
logical name: /
version: 1.0
serial: a336db30-3412-4a4d-a553-d3d3b0f6eadc
size: 27GiB
capacity: 27GiB
capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2011-05-06 21:41:30 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/k�Y��K�����8�p�r�~ ��/�d�r�>.!���������K�����r��r�M� modified=2011-05-06 22:35:01 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2011-05-08 20:32:14 state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 1254MiB
capacity: 1254MiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 1254MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-disk:1
description: ATA Disk
product: Maxtor 6L200P0
vendor: Maxtor
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: BAH4
serial: L40XVQTG
size: 189GiB (203GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000af9de
*-volume
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdb1
logical name: /media/sdb1
version: 1.0
serial: 8f591e14-4615-4020-b232-8b09c74c6cc1
size: 189GiB
capacity: 189GiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2011-04-17 22:29:25 filesystem=ext4 label=New Volume lastmountpoint=/media/sdb1��<$؝���������Ev�^��~ ��/��^��>.!� "� "����� modified=2011-05-08 20:32:16 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2011-05-08 20:32:16 state=mounted
*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVD-RAM GSA-H55N
vendor: HL-DT-ST
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.00
serial: [HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N1.0007/03/21 7U02
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-disk:2
description: ATA Disk
product: Maxtor 4R120L0
vendor: Maxtor
physical id: 3
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/sdc
version: RAMB
serial: R35H53EE
size: 114GiB (122GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=00013fbd
*-volume
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdc1
logical name: /media/sdc1
version: 1.0
serial: 51a152b1-69c0-4c67-bde9-b25102460ddf
size: 114GiB
capacity: 114GiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2011-04-17 22:31:32 filesystem=ext4 label=New Volume lastmountpoint=/media/sdc1_���K�H�����c`���~ ��/����>.!�@t��@t�����K modified=2011-05-08 20:32:16 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2011-05-08 20:32:16 state=mounted
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: AC'97 Sound Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.7
version: a0
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=32 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52
resources: irq:18 ioport:d800(size=256) ioport:dc00(size=128)
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80
resources: irq:20 memory:e6033000-e6033fff
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.1
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80
resources: irq:21 memory:e6034000-e6034fff
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.2
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80
resources: irq:22 memory:e6030000-e6030fff
*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: USB 2.0 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80
resources: irq:23 memory:e6031000-e6031fff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 91
serial: 00:01:80:31:3a:d3
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 duplex=full latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:19 ioport:e000(size=256) memory:e6032000-e6032fff memory:60000000-6001ffff(prefetchable)
*-communication UNCLAIMED
description: Communication controller
product: HSF 56k HSFi Modem
vendor: Conexant Systems, Inc.
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@0000:00:09.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=32
resources: memory:e6020000-e602ffff ioport:e400(size=8)
*-scsi:0
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1:2
logical name: scsi30
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@30:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdd
size: 465GiB (500GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: signature=000e2ae8
*-volume
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@30:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdd1
logical name: /media/usb external 1
version: 1.0
serial: f8e74295-6779-4c61-ae21-d4e7cde32132
size: 465GiB
capacity: 465GiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2011-02-19 14:37:02 filesystem=ext4 label=usb external 1 lastmountpoint=/media/usb external 1��kH������������~�~ ��/��~�>.!�([�� modified=2011-05-09 12:02:56 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,barrier=1,d ata=ordered mounted=2011-05-09 12:02:56 state=mounted
*-scsi:1
physical id: 2
bus info: usb@1:1
logical name: scsi32
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@32:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sde
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: vboxnet0
serial: 0a:00:27:00:00:00
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes



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I have been looking around at options such as

Bigger ide/ata hard disks.
Raid card with 4 port sata + sata to Molex IDE Power Adaptor Cables for converting to older power supply.
External hard disks.

With your guidance what would be the best option to take so i can have bigger hard disks for better storage.

thanks all for help in advanced :)