External hard disks is an option that I currently use. I bought a USB2 PCI
card, an external USB2 enclosure and a handful of 80GB IDE hard disks.
Another option might be the new Iomega REV, if 35GB native capacity is all
Bjorn Landemoo - [email]mvp2landemoo.com[/email] - [url]http://landemoo.com/[/url]
Microsoft MVP - Windows Server Networking
"Thomas" <anonymousdiscussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Actually my topic is not really Windows related, but I am
>hoping that some people in this community can share their
>experiences with me.
>I want to add a new hard drive to the server, because the
>capacity of the older one is getting very low. Till now,
>there is a 9.1 GB drive with a 7.0 GB data portion
>working. I want to add a 36.00 GB hard drive. The problem
>is that we using a tape backup device that can store 8 GB
>Therefore I have to replace the tape drive for something
>better. Because it is a smaller company (15 people) I am
>working for there is no big budget for it. Most of the
>new tape devices in the lower price range provide only 20
>GB native - that's not enough. How other companies are
>handling that situation? Would it make sense to use a hot
>pluggable hard drive for back up? My concern is, that the
>hard drive upgrade + Memory is just about $ 300.00, a
>newer tape device at least $ 700.00 + media.
>Thank you very much.