Monday, July 16, 2012
I did get a little bit of time to work on the main build:
I decided to simplify my linux disk system. I had bene using a raid card, 4 ssds and 4 HDDs and now that large SSD prices were coming down it seemed like a good time to consolidate.
So I picked up a 512gb SSD to replace my 300 gigs worth made up of 4 drives:
As well as a 3TB drive to replace my 3x1TB drives
With linux drive if you're atuomatically mounting the drives then the order they get plugged in can matter. Going down to only 2 + an occasional backup makes life a lot easier when changing out motherboards.
I normally buy WD drives, but as they hadn't released a 7200rpm 3TB sata drive I went with Seagate
So I took out the side mount HDD system:
And started taking out drives:
The 512gb is actually smaller - 7mm tall while the older 128gb is 9mm:
And done - the right drives will be for the gaming rig - 128gb boot, 2x128gb raid 0 for games, 32gb SLC for swap. The left drives are 512gb for boot/home of linux workstation, 128 temporary ssd that was left hooked up to transfer files, 3TB backup drive and 1TB old file storage.
Now to sell the old stuff: