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Can i add 142GB of hard disk on Dell PE 2600 motherboard

We have Dell PE 2600 with 32GB of hard disk. The disk is full , and we are considering of buy ing a new one. Can we add 142GB to existing 32GB
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PE 2600 has 6 drive bays, organised as either one set of 6 or 2 sets of 3 .

Normally the drives are arranged in a 'RAID' configuration (at least 2 drives, one of which can be allowed to fail and be replaced without loosing your data)

... however if you have only a single drive, plainly this is not possible and you can add whatever additional drives you like ....


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You can always add more storage to a server, as long as you have enough internal connectors in the server. You can also purchase another scsi or sata backplane to add more ports if you're out of internal connectors.
You may also want to look into a SAN or NAS device to offload some of your not too frequently used data. Many SAN devices give incredible performance with pretty good scalability.
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Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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