Should my new server be a smaller form factor?

Joe Videtto May 13, 2012
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Hi all,

I’m planning to build a new PC, and traditionally I’ve used the mid to full towers to allow the most hard-disk expansion, and the ATX motherboard size. I would like my machines to fit at least five or six 3.5″ disk drives, each of 3TB or more.

Can I use a smaller form factor – so the PC takes up less space, and build just as powerful a machine for the same money, with a smaller form factor built with 2.5″ disk drives?

What other factors might I consider when trying to reduce the size of my new build?

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