I was able to add a pair of hard drives and set up raid 1 on them. The drives are 500GB each but under RAID 1 they are mirrored so I only get 500gb total space to use but my data will be safe if one of the drives fail. This was not a particular easy task. Took over half the day to figure it out.
Next project is to figure out how to run the system without a cdrom drive physically attached. By adding the drives I lose the ability to close the case unless the cdrom is removed. The problem is that when I do this the system no longer boots.
The good news is that it's not totally imperative I get this working expeditiously. Progress is Progress right?
As you can guess, I tested the new hard drives last night extensively and they passed so I started the project.
I just plugged in usb memory stick and it mounted automatically! Cool! Forgot I put some .MP4 movies on it. Now watching Commando Cody. Well I had to install more software to do it.
Ubuntu is as bad as Vista as far as asking permission to do things....maybe worse.