Over the last year or two we've been taking advantage of the incredible price drop in traditional spinning hard drives. Until the tragic floods in Thailand, prices had dropped as low as £40 per terabyte.
This had led to many of us upgrading our existing systems with new drives - leaving small piles of 160GB to 500GB drives littered around the country like digital cairns.
The obvious question that springs from this is: what to do with these drives? It's unlikely you'll just want to throw them away; it's a waste of a good drive and even less likely if it had personal data on it. Besides using it in a spare PC you're building, the solution we've struck on is to use them at the heart of a storage pool server. For more details, click the following link.
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