Just bought another 2TB of HDDs

Newegg.com had these 1TB Samsung hard drives as their “Shell Shocker” daily deal, $64.99 each with free shipping. The price was right.

I’m going to add these to my existing RAID configuration to increase storage capacity.

SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5” Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Changing Servers

I’ve outgrown my webserver! I’ve been using an OpenVZ virtual private server through Network Redux out in Portland, Oregon. A friend recommended CoreNetworks.net located in East Lansing, Michigan. CoreNetworks.net has a dedicated server package that is quite affordable with many upgrades to what I currently have. Check out the comparison.

Network Redux VPS:

Debian 5.0
OpenVZ Hypervisor
10GB Hard Drive
500 GB Transfer

CoreNetworks.net dedicated server:

Ubuntu Server 9.10
Intel 2.66GHz Processor
2048MB RAM
80GB Hard Drive
1,000 GB Transfer

Also, I’m going to have 3 public IP addresses to distribute among a few virtual machines that I’ll run. Maybe I’ll start using the server for something more than just web services.