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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Loafers, 22 Aug 2012.

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Do you use more than one hd or drive bay?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    7.9%
  1. Loafers

    Loafers What's a Dremel?

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    just curious. personally i use 0 drive bays and just 1 hd bay.

    im just trying to imagine how much nicer and smaller cases could be if manufactures made a case with no drive bay and just 1 hd bay...but if people actually use the extra bays i can see why they continue to make them.
     
  2. Scorpuk

    Scorpuk Member

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    I guess it depends on what your system is being used for.

    In my server I have 2 Icybox 5 bay hot swap units with 6 x 2TB drives in them in Raid 5 configuration. The Icybox fits in 3 x 5.25" drive bays.

    Similar to this, but I bought mine years ago and they arent lockable. :)
     
  3. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I use 2 optical bays (blu ray rom and a DVD writer) and 3 HDD bays as per my sig :)
     
  4. Loafers

    Loafers What's a Dremel?

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    how much porn does one need ;)?
     
  5. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Rule 1: You can never have too much porn.
    Rule 2: Never think rule 1 is using too much HDD space :p

    In actual fact the SSD is my OS drive with a few programs. The 500GB contains all the games and other less major program files, videos, music, pictures etc etc. Then the 320GB is the backup of the other 2 drives :thumb:

    Edit: Docodine is clearly following these rules very well :lol:
     
  6. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Six hard drives and an SSD!
     
  7. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    One drive bay? Unlikely many cases will do this. That means one drive, and that means having your OS and storage on one huge drive, which is never a good idea. I have 4 drives in mine. One for OS, one for storage, one as a local mirror of all my media, and one as a scratch disk for Premiere Pro and Photoshop,
     
  8. DK63

    DK63 Resident magpie

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    I have a 256Gb SSD for OS and progs, and 2x 1Tb HDDs in the case, plus 2 NAS boxes for network storage.
    As for "Rule 1: You can never have too much porn", yes, you can! :D:D
     
  9. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Main PC as per sig, currently a bit over 800GB free on the array.
    I have an external DVD-RW drive that only gets powered up once in a blue moon.

    edit: only 1.4% of my used space is p0rn
     
  10. pete*

    pete* Something witty here.

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    Nawwww, ya can't xD


    4 internal, 2 external and another not in use. All of them 1TB or over. Will need another soon.

    So definitely more than one drive. :D - One optical drive too.

    And I don't even have any pr0n xD
     
  11. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    have a blu ray / dvdrw combo drive , have 2 HDD`s and 1 SSD in 3 1/2" bays , although 1 of the HDD`s is really a backup in acse my OS drive goes wrong
     
  12. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    I 'consolidated' into one 2TB HDD with an SSD strapped to the side of my case, the others I have in lil' portable drive cases, with a seperate CD drive :p
     
  13. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I don't have any. I have 3 drives, 1x 128GB SSD, 1 x 2.5" 500GB 7200rpm HD (Steam), 1 x 500GB 5400rpm HD (Media)

    - all sit behind my motherboard.
     
  14. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    I am currently using 3 bays in total.

    2x standard Cosmos 2 hot swap bays
    1x DVD bay

    My ssd's are not in a bay because I have removed all the hard drive bays from my case.

    In my media server I will be using allot of drive bays.
     
  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    One Optical, 2 HDDs.

    HAF 932.
     
  16. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    I use A 1TB HDD, a 64GB SSD, a DVD drive and a drawer.
     
  17. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    PC
    Four bays - dvd RW, and 3 bays for a Lian Li 4HDD rack and no internal HDD slots used or even installed for that matter...
    Three HDD - 140GB OS + Applications, 230GB local storage, 74GB scratch.

    Micro Server (HP)
    Zero bays used
    3 1TB HDD in a parity protected UnRaid backing up my two PC drives and acting as a media server (or will be once I get around to ripping all my CD's)
     
  18. lancer778544

    lancer778544 Well-Known Member

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    3 hard drive bays, 1x SSD and 2x Samsung 500GB mechanicals
    3 5.25" bays, Plextor DVD-RW, X-Fi front panel and a card reader
     
  19. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Single slimline optical and dual SSDs.
     
  20. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I took the HDD cages out of my case to make room for a second radiator and a pump.

    5.25 inch bays: one SSD, one HDD, one BluRay drive and fan controller.
     

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