My idea for this project was for a file server, but also since I'm very short on desk space it will also be used as an extra computer. It will store all my personal files and I will back up to it from my other workstations (2) currently. If I can't find something on the workstations, I can have it on this server too. Basically, it will be a data dump for graphics, music and video projects.
I also just like the idea of a computer with like 10 or 12 physical hard drives for organizational purposes. Never had one computer with so many hard drives, so I can have one drive for graphics, one drive for hundreds of dos games and programs,
one drive for video files, one for amiga programs and games,one drive for mp3's, one drive for drumloops and sound samples I use for music production, and so on.... Like I said one big data dump. I'm broke or I would order the USB hub right away. I need the 10 port usb hub, and 8 more usb to ide adapters. Everything seems to be working so far, but I don't have the usb hard drives hooked up yet. I'm not sure if that power supply will power 10 or 12 hard drives, but I think so.