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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. |V| 4 L k i 3 R

    |V| 4 L k i 3 R Member

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    Main Desktop
    -36Gb Raptor + 60GB + 300GB
    MacBook Pro
    -150GB
    NAS
    -4x500GB
    Total
    -2.546TB

    Looking to upgrade the NAS to 4x750GB drives soon.
     
  2. MortarHeadd

    MortarHeadd New Member

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    2 Lacie 1Tb Ethernet disks + ~6 150Gb disks in my main machine + 2 Tb in my primary server + 4 family computers with 200's + 3 Tb in my file/backup server + a few random uncounted drives in test/special purpose boxes = just a tad under 10 Tb.

    yes, I know its totally overkill.
     
  3. Joeymac

    Joeymac New Member

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    I thought I would be high end... it appears I'm average...
    36+250+400 In PC
    40+120 in second PC
    320+400+500+750 in External drives
    So 2.8TB or there abouts. Probably kickin around 3TB if I factor in various ipods, game consoles, old drives and laptop bits/bobs lying around.
    I tend to fill up an external drive at a fairly consistent rate. Every time I've needed a new one the price tends to be around £100 and it's always been 1 step below the biggest drive of the time... I paid a little more for the 750 one though. 1TB one next.. this one should last a few months.. saying that it does only have 140GB space left on it, but I've not burned a load of stuff out to DVD's yet.
     
  4. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    40 in laptop
    Hidden sun has: 60+20. adding more soon.
     
  5. Nikumba

    Nikumba Member

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    Suerly you mean 4000Gb as 4000Tb would be 4Pb

    Kimbie
     
  6. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    No, he means 4PB, he's really into hentai
     
  7. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    So that's where all the server hosting money goes :lol:
     
  8. DonCorleone76

    DonCorleone76 Modmaster deluxe

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    I hope for his being that it is "only" 4Tb of porn:geek:, if not, Then please go to the doctor.:worried:

    Main rig: 2*80Gb + 1*250Gb
    Landisk: 1*320 Gb
    Laptop: 1*80 Gb
    Server: 8*36.4Gb (Hotswap u320 15k, raid 5) + 2*9.1Gb (Hotswap u320 15k, raid 0)
    Folding_pc1: 1*40Gb
    Folding_pc2: 1*80Gb

    Total: ~1240Gb
     
  9. nicotine

    nicotine New Member

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    500 GB in the main, 500gb, 200gb, 40gb in server and another 100gb on the laptop.
     
  10. neonplanet40

    neonplanet40 New Member

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    1.5 Tb :) And by the 26th of this month that will be 3.5TB
     
  11. otispunkmeyer

    otispunkmeyer New Member

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    160gb on the mbp + 160gb 2.5" external + 400gb 3.5" external

    so all in, about 720gb + about 10gb in assorted USB sticks.
     
  12. evox

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    Gaming PC: Seagate SATA2 400GB x 2
    Second PC: Western Digital SATA1 160GB
     
  13. completemadness

    completemadness New Member

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    for my server i bought
    http://www.aerocool.us/p-case/masstige/masstige.htm

    It has 10x 5.25" bays, combine that with 3x
    http://www.coolermaster-europe.com/...&other_title=+STB-3T4-E1+4-in-3 Device Module

    And you have the possibility for 12 HDD's cooled with a fan, and the case takes another 2
    (note. all the 5.25" racks had a lip to hold the drives up, however that gets in the way of the 4in3 module, so i had to bend them out the way, also, the case is a bit heavy, especially loaded with that much stuff)
     
  14. wharrad

    wharrad New Member

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    Those 4in3 modules are a God send (well yeah, I could mod the server, but it's been drilled to fit fans so much it's getting scary)... Although have seen those 3in2 modules, which give more space in the end... but you're dropping from a 120 fan to an 80... so not sure on the cooling
     
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  15. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    2950GB in total, almost 3TB to hand. 2TB of that is within my fileserver though (1TB data, 1TB backup). Hoping to add another TB by the end of the year to mirror the backup.
     
  16. Stievius

    Stievius Industrial Design Student

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    1x 36gb WD RAPTOR
    1x 320GB WD
    1x 160GB Seagate
    1x 500GB Seagate

    :)
     
  17. OtakuHawk

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    2x 250gb Hitachi Deskstars, sata. in the event that pigs fly, humans again walk on the moon, and I have money, I will be buying 2 of the 1TB models.

    my sff only has 2 hdd slots.
     
  18. Trekkie75

    Trekkie75 Apprentice Modder

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    150GB Raptor X, 250GB WD SATA II plus 120GB Backup External Drive
     
  19. Pie_uk

    Pie_uk British beef, in Britain

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    1x500 1x250

    why cant i click on the smilies and they go into my post :( ?
     
  20. careyd

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    Is it? It's only overkill if you over-bought your storage and you aren't making good use of it. While I admit I was shocked to learn I have just over 17TB of storage (never added it all up until this thread), I have to say I only have a small margin of it as unused and 'available'.

    The reason it's overkill to over-buy storage space is because it is CONSTANTLY getting denser, faster and cheaper. Only a fool would buy way more storage then he/she could use in a year or so. Having said that, I tend to buy storage about once a year for a big upgrade, and occasional additional smaller buys throughout the year.

    I should make it clear, however, that the reason I use so much storage is that I do video post-production and graphics for a living and need to archive a lot of stuff. Therefore, all my expenditures are written off as business expenses.

    Careyd
     

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