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Storage How many TB do you have?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GregTheRotter, 30 Apr 2011.

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How much storage do you have?

  1. 1 or less than 1tb

    40 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. 2tb

    38 vote(s)
    20.8%
  3. 3tb

    21 vote(s)
    11.5%
  4. 4tb

    20 vote(s)
    10.9%
  5. 5tb

    9 vote(s)
    4.9%
  6. over 5tb

    55 vote(s)
    30.1%
  1. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    Cannot care to count, but I'm guessing in the region of 20tb raw space with some 10tb free.

    Though this is spread over 8 computers in total.
     
  2. PocketDemon

    PocketDemon What's a Dremel?

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    As in my sig - there's -

    120GB VTurbo (@55GB) / 2x1TB F3s/ 2x1TB 7200.11s/ +8bay DAS (2x1.5TB F2s & 6x2TB F4s)/ +4TB NAS

    &

    4x50/60GB V2s R0 (@184.3GB)/ 120GB VTurbo (@60GB) temp drive/ 2x300GB ST3300657SS/ 2x1TB F3s/ 2x1.5TB 7200.11s/ +8bay DAS (4x1.5TB F2s & 4x2TB F4s)...

    ...oh & there's a 500GB laptop drive in my NMT.


    So, forgetting a few spare 1TB drives that i've 'outgrown' (though are handy for carting data about away from home), & taking off the SSD under-partitioned & taking off anything that's in raid with redundancy to get the actual storage, that should make...

    Ummmm.... A bit over 16TB atm (with actual 'potential storage' being more than double that).


    24GB? that wouldn't get much more than a Windows install plus a few programs... ;)


    Yeah, obviously it was a typo &, separately, yes i do a large amount of video editing at times...


    ...but, rather than it all being about 24/7 access, it's also both far more convenient, much quicker (than burning to DRD-R) & less costly to stick things onto HDD than DVD-R - i collect, for example, large numbers of a/v bootlegs from a few bands (some of which have been touring since the late 70s/early 80s) & it soon adds up to a huge amount of data.

    With 'real' music/DVDs/etc, it also vastly lowers the risk that the originals will inadvertently get trashed by repeated playing - & as my music collection's worth several 10s of thousands of pounds then...


    & with program/game installations, by storing them all on HDD, it's vastly quicker to (re)install them...

    ...yeah, some moons ago, one of the comments that someone official from BitTech had made in a disagreement we were having on here was that (to paraphrase) a reason SSD write speed wasn't important was that all of the installations were from CD/DVD.

    However, forgetting any temp folder usage when installing (where it's then reading & writing from the SSD having decompressed the data), by sticking them onto fast HDDs once, you save a huge amount of time by having SSDs that have a fast (esp) sequential write.

    (the same is naturally the case if you have a decent backup regime & need to recover the entire SSD's contents &/or if you're using some method to swap games between HDD & SSD to prioritise the ones you actually want to play at that moment)


    &, finally, there's no point in building something which only has 'just enough' space for your needs as, if you get into the habit of archiving all manner of stuff onto HDD, it soon grows very rapidly.

    Even with trying to do that, it's why i've got spare 1TB drives kicking around (& i've given loads away over time) - either larger drives didn't exist or the cost per TB was disproportionately huge; actually much cheaper to buy something smaller at the point they were needed & then upgrade later than buy larger ones on day one.


    [NB not quite sure why this is such a lengthy answer as i don't need to defend why i buy HDDs, but 'them's the reasons'.]
     
  3. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    See sig!

    Technically I have 6TB and a 'bit' (you know what I mean, don't try to be clever ;) ). After taking into account my RAID1 array, I'm left with 4TB and a bit.
     
  4. Neilc

    Neilc Minimodder

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    OK here goes - gonna be a long list!

    120gig SSD
    500gig HDD
    300gig external

    0.9 TB

    !!!!!!:sigh: I clearly need to invest in some storage!
     
  5. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    main computer - 60gb, 80gb ssds ~50% freespace
    server - 1tb x2, 500gb x2, 200gb x2 ~10% freespace (need to replace one of the 200gb with a 2tb)

    unused drives - 120gb sata 1, 320gb ide
    total ~3.9tb
     
  6. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    HTPC 1TB seagate (boot) with 2x2TB WD Green for the media (boot is total overkill) Currently Films (DVD rips) sat at 470GB and growing each day as I rip and encode another from my library of awesome.

    Main rig 1TB Samsung F3

    Laptop 60GB SSD (DEAD) using the 80GB mech atm

    Server 2x160GB and a 250GB (The Backup B*tch)

    External 2x1TB USB drives and a 160GB 2.5 portable USB that lives with the lappy.

    In all honesty the next 6 months a total overhaul is going to happen, with SSD's becoming boot drives in all systems, with mostly all large drives shifting into a new server. RAID 5 buntu sleezecake!

    Its mental how cheap 1TB HDD's are, it would be daft not to purchase them.
     
  7. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    1.8Tb here, 1 1Tb, a 500Gb and a 320Gb. Looking to buy a 2Tb disk for storage.

    1Tb - OS, programs and games
    500Gb - Movies, music, FRAPS
    320Gb - Backup, not installed in the case.

    Also have a 40Gb external, which is used for transferring large files :) Oh, and the occasional bit of uni work.
     
  8. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    Main PC (which is the house server)
    32GB SSD - OS
    2TB F4 - /home
    2TB F4 - backup of /home
    1.5TB WD Green - videos (network shared)
    500GB WD Black - misc. storage (network shared)

    And theres a 160GB in the HTPC, plus 2TB of external drives, a few in other pcs and the like. Just over 9TB in total, and largely empty as the 2 2TB drives are quite new.
     
  9. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    PC: 60GB + 500GB = 560GB
    Mac Pro: 2TB + 1TB + 640GB + 320GB = 3.97TB
    MacBook Air: 256GB
    Externals: 1.5TB + 1TB + 500GB = 2TB
    NAS: 500GB

    Total: 7286GB, or roughly 7.3TB.
     
  10. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Nine 1tb drives, pretty much all full.

    Need to build a NAS with 14 2tb drives..
     
  11. Pookeyhead

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

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    3TB in main rig, 3TB in the server, and 3TB in the NAS box.

    9TB total... probably around half used.
     
  12. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 ^It was funny when I was 12

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    Main rig
    120GB SSD
    1TBx6 raid 5

    Various other computers/ laptops in house
    750GB
    160GB
    500GB
    40GB (old laptop drive in disused HTPC .... WDTV f.t.w)
    250GB (company laptop)
    80GB (laptop)
    120GB (netbook)
    250 GB (laptop)


    Sitting on my desk/shelf collecting dust

    120GB
    80GB x2
    40GB
    20GB

    I'm thinking of getting 2x2TB in a NAS and backing up the media from my raid5 array there, just so my computer dosn't need to be on in order to watch something (and backups are always nice).
     
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  13. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Got a 1TB F3 for Apps + Steam, A 1TB F1 For Media, my SSD for OS and a 1.5TB E-Sata Ext for Backup
     
  14. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    Got a 1TB and a750GB and a 250 GB that came out of a Simpletech EXT drive that I
    found in a trashbin.:D Score
     
  15. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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    My 3TB seems so small now...
     
  16. erratum1

    erratum1 What's a Dremel?

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    8 inches.
     
  17. jkresh

    jkresh What's a Dremel?

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    4*2tb raid 5 array
    1.5tb and 1tb externals (backup of anything vital on the array),
    160gb intel ssd (OS/programs)
     
  18. NigelT

    NigelT What's a Dremel?

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    320gb hdd on the laptop, 2tb in my NAS. Few 2gb mem sticks floating around. At least half of all that is free.
     
  19. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Modder

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    [​IMG]
     
  20. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    12 TB but everything is backed up so realistically 6TB
     

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