There are however notable exceptions.
saying you have a 12 inch cock sounds better than saying its 30.48 cms.
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I am almost at capacity on the RAID volume, so to expand I have another RAID card that I can put in the server and create a new volume or replace the 500GB drives with 1TB or now 2TB disks. Replacing the disks would save power and heat, but I would need to backup and restore 3TB of data. Adding another RAID card is easy, but crates more dives that I can't turn off and eat up power.
I am actually thinking about building a new server with the thought of being able to add an many SATA ports as possible (via SATA cards) and then us port multipliers. The use a software based file system or RAID that allow me to add drives of different sizes to the volume. Similar to ZFS but more open. This would make growing the system much easier and allows me to power down drives when not in use. I would still get plenty of performance for my needs.
The other thing that I am doing that most people don't think about, is I backup my entire NAS to another server. I took another old PC that I had and put a 4 port SATA card in it and four 1 TB disks and run Linux and software RAID on it. Each night it powers up and runs a script to back up the primary NAS. I do this just in case something catastrophic happen to my primary NAS and I also use it when I moved to larger disks on the NAS previously. I use rsnapshot to look for changes on the primary NAS' file system and only back up data that has changed. It also keeps the lat 3 months of files that have been changed or deleted, if I need to recover something. When the script is finished, it powers down the backup NAS and wait until the next night to run again.
I have been using a Windows based smart phone for 7+ years and before that a Palm based smart phone for 4 years. There isn't anything new in the Apple phone that I haven't been doing for 6+ years, except for flinging your thumb to go to the next screen, but Palm was doing screen gestures 7 years ago. Plus other applications and systems have been doing similar things for a long time also.
Apple, and to an extent other companies, are great at marketing, by telling you they have all of this new technology, but non of it is really new of that different then what has been available for years.