I\'ve heard rumours of guys running Giga on fairly, inexpensive single space rack mounted PCs with just one, big, fast drive (system, samples etc all on one). The source of this \"info\" says that because of the size and speed of newer drives the multiple drive option is less crucial.
Anyone here have knowledge to confirm or deny?
all my giga PCs are in 2U rack cases cause I just don\'t have the space in my machine room for 4Us.
Heat is a bit of an issue as there\'s not as much air-flow in smaller cases but you can get pretty thin powerfull fans these days.
Also the PCI riser cards in my 2U cases only give you 1 AGP and 2 PCI slots, but that\'s enough for a gigabit network card and soundcard....not sure how you\'d get on with a 1U case though if you wanted to add another card....
Mine are from http://www.acmetech.co.uk/ - bit pricey but they were the only ones I could find which gave you an agp + 2 pci slots.
oh - and the other thing about 2u cases is that you get loads of room (more than in the 4u) for drives and CD-roms. They are extra long so have space at the front for 4 CD-roms, or 2 CDs and 2 hard drives, so there\'s no reason to only have 1 drive.