> now have 1 + 3 + 9 = 13 splitters, giving me 27 connections, out of 1.
> etc, etc. Same numbers I'd have doing it your way, yours would be 13
> levels deep instead.
> I think I just went for the massively parallel method of hooking
> these up and from there got massively lost.
Your 13 splitters have each added 2 connections to the 1, giving
1 + 13 x 2 = 27. There is no multiplicative effect.
Similarly to get to 4000 drives from 5, you need to add 3995
connections, i.e. 1998 splitters (giving one spare for the
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