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How much storage space do you have?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tim S, 15 Sep 2007.

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How much storage space do you have?

  1. less than 40GB

    4 vote(s)
    0.7%
  2. 40GB-100GB

    18 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. 100GB-400GB

    153 vote(s)
    24.9%
  4. 400GB-1TB

    206 vote(s)
    33.5%
  5. 1TB-5TB

    213 vote(s)
    34.6%
  6. more than 5TB

    19 vote(s)
    3.1%
  7. I don't need no freaking storage, I use a terminal!

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  1. MacMan-Mini

    MacMan-Mini What's a Dremel?

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    Back when the Earth was young . . .

    there was Osborne and KayPRO, IBM PC was still a year away. My KayPRO running the CP/M operating system had a five (5) MB hard drive as a $5,000 USD option. But since I spent $5,000 USD to get the unit and an impact printer (Diablo 630, could punch through nine part carbons at 10 CPS!) I decided to wait.

    Now my home Linux server has 4.1 TB of storage and my Mac Mini has just under 1 TB of storage. We have saved every file from 1987 forward. Both in original file format (SideKick, WordStar, QA Write, WordPerfect, MS Word and OpenOffice) and now converted to Open Standards XML.

    The largest user of space is video files. Home movies from the '60-70s on Super8 converted, VHS from the '80-90s converted and more stuff from iTunes than I can count.

    There is no longer any Microsoft anything running in our home. It's either Linux or Mac on Unix. We haven't had a virus problem in over two years.

    MacMan-Mini
     
  2. RedDethX

    RedDethX What's a Dremel?

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    250GB /cheer!
     
  3. haggisathome

    haggisathome What's a Dremel?

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    2 x 120 (ata) 2 x 360 (sata) 1 x 250 (sata) = 1210 tb :lol:
     
  4. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    well iv got 2x maxtor 160GB SATA and 1x IBM 160GB IDE soon to be on a IDE to SATA convertor..

    60GB in laptop and 80GB in my backup machine.

    total 620GB

    maybe soon to order in the future a pair of HDD maybe 500GB drives as they got a good price. i doudt i will ever need a full 1TB, but what the hell!

    SSD's are way to pricey to even take an interest in them!
     
  5. ThePresident

    ThePresident What's a Dremel?

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    2 250 GB Seagates = 500 GB in desktop

    80 GB? In laptop
     
  6. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    I have 120Gb only... But I'm going to buy a new computer soon.
     
  7. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    2.32TB.
     
  8. peterh

    peterh What's a Dremel?

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    1tb in my main desktop
    500gb Firewire drive
    120gb Portable Firewire drive
    160gb Laptop

    1.78tb total
     
  9. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    My PC:
    150gb raptor
    250gb Seagate

    Server1:
    500gb x2 (unsure of brand)

    Server2:
    250gb IBM
    150gb raptor

    Other PC's equate to around 800gb, so that's roughly 2.6tb in the house altogether, although this PC only has 400gb... :worried:


    Sam.
     
  10. MiLwOrkZ

    MiLwOrkZ What's a Dremel?

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    Wood Computer:

    WD 500 GB
    WD 1 TB x2 raid
    Seagate 120
    Maxtor 160
    WD 150 GB Raptor (Solo :( its partner fried)

    Which Brings me to a grand total of 2.9 Terabytes. System is @ 76% full. Video Editing takes quite the chunk of HDD's.

    BTW the WD 1 TB x2 Raid, run extremely cool and are not excessively loud as I presumed. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
     
  11. icutebluezone

    icutebluezone The meaning of life is to MOD

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    Running 2x WD 80gb ide hdds 4x WD 80gb sata hdds and soon to have a 3rd WD hdd 500gb
     
  12. Brett89

    Brett89 Minimodder

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    320+120+80+80+80+80=720gb
     
  13. Dizman

    Dizman What's a Dremel?

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    80 in my macbook, and a 500 gig external. I used to have 2x80 in my pc, but they both died.
     
  14. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    stationary/network storage: 320+200+120+40+(18x6-1 - RAID 5)
    Portable storage: 500(USB)+120+80+80+80+80+80+80+80+60

    Total: About 1,9TB

    I also have 250GB in the mail. (smallest disk i could find...)
     
  15. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    not sure if I replied to this before ...

    main PC : 37gb , 80gb, 80gb, 80gb, 120gb
    laptop : 80gb
    1gb corsair voyager
    2gb kingston something

    i also have a 250gb i use for a class on ActiveDiretory
     
  16. Muffins17

    Muffins17 What's a Dremel?

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    2 x 500GB RAID 0

    Technically not yet, but christmas is soon.

    8 DAYS!!!

    I'm as excited as a policeman in a... this is going nowhere
     
  17. proweb

    proweb More is Always Better!!!

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    9.25TB

    Main system = 2 x 750gb
    Secondary system = 2 x 750gb
    File Server = 4 x 500gb
    Music server = 2 x 750gb + 500gb
    Picture/ video server = 3 x 750gb

    Thats just my systems and don't count the other 4 systems in the house.
    Soon to add 2 HP NetServers with 6 x 500 each.

    http://www.prowebdesignent.com/my-office.htm
     
  18. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    2 x 300GB SATA internal and 1 x Lacie 1TB Bigger Disk. But really, one 300GB is for the OS's, so it cannot be considered storage.

    Muffins17, I would say you have 0 storage. Two HDD's in RAID 0 spells trouble. If one goes out, you have nothing. I would only set one up for the OS (OS's) and one for storage. It would be a shame if you couldn't recover any data if the RAID or one of your drives fails.
     
  19. Hazardous

    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    Whilst RAID 0 offers very little advantage to the average home user now - given the speed of today's drives...
    it only really "spells trouble" (IMO), if you don't have a proper backup solution in place as well ;)

    And if 'push came to shove', there are also data recovery programs which support RAID setups.
    But even the best of them don't guarantee to recover everything of course, so up-to-date backups are vitally important, if you're running RAID 0 :idea:
     
  20. Muffins17

    Muffins17 What's a Dremel?

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    Yer, i'm thinking of going just JBOD now, as i've heard much the same from other people, but that's annoying to me as i want 3 partitions which wouldn't scale well over two drives, oh well time for number 3 i guess :thumb:

    Cheers, Neil
     

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