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From: "steven austin" <[log in to unmask]>
> I'm not sure why you wouldn't access all twelve drives through a single
> nice computer, and it could hold your dBase files, too. You'd want a new
> processor that wouldn't choke on a 10MB audio file. A cheap Dell would
> suffice, and you could offer all the dinosaurs to libraries in
> developing countries (and take the write-off)...
Well, most computers have at most two drive bays, though more could be
However, using a Pentium IV for sound archiving/playback is to a certain
extent overkill...the only thing you'd gain would be the time needed to
the file before you played it back!
Also, the maximum file size is a function of the operating system used, not
the processor. Anything that can use the FAT32 file system (available in any
32-bit version of Windows, which means 95 on up) can handle huge files
(don't recall the actual size, but it's a whole bunch of GB).
Now, when 64-bit processors and 64-bit o/s's appear...