The New Hard Drives Are Here…

I kind of feel like Steve Martin in, The Jerk when he blurts our, “The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!” I just got my order of 4 Serial ATA hard drives from NewEgg. I figured I’d be able to build a RAID-5 array in a degraded state with only 2 drives. That doesn’t appear to be the case. I’ll shut the system down again in a little bit to add the third drive. When all is said and done, six drives will be replaced by four and I should have a bit more space. I ended up buying four 320G Western Digital Serial ATA hard drives. I would have liked to buy 400G or 500G drives, but they are still too expensive. Hopefully tonight things will all be back together.

*UPDATE:* The new array is in place (finally…) After copying everything over, I’ve got about 160G of free space with a shiny new RAID-5 (3 drives in the RAID with a hot-spare.)

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