I'm going to build THE cheapest HDD array! After much looking around, multi-bay HDD enclosure is just too much $$$. I've around 20 bare HDD all full with different media files. I need a cheap way to bring them all online. This is what I'm going to do:
using my current HTPC:
- a cheap 2 port USB 3.0 PCIe card, ~$15
- cheap 4 port USB 3.0 hub, ~$15x2
- cheap dual slot USB 3.0 HDD docking, ~$20x8
I'll group 4 dual slot HDD docking to 1 USB hub, then to a USB...