Are you a storage freak?

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Are you a hard drive storage freak?

  1. Yes for sure, i have over 5 terrabytes of Hard Drive Storage

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  2. Yep, between 1 terrabyte and 5 terrabytes of storage

    46 vote(s)
    16.3%
  3. between 500 gig and a terrabyte

    75 vote(s)
    26.6%
  4. between 250 gig and 500 gig

    98 vote(s)
    34.8%
  5. Under 250 gig

    59 vote(s)
    20.9%
  1. calidan

    calidan Frozen in Carbonite

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    TV Shows (Alot is anime) = 520GB
    Music = 20 GB
    Other Stuff = Unknown

    I have 200GB+80GB+2x750GB in my server. I have a 300GB NAS. In my main rig I have a 150GB Raptor X and 250GB. My laptop has 80GB.

    Totaling around 2.3 TB
     
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  2. Ubergrendle

    Ubergrendle Semper ubi sub ubi

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    Aside from more disk, are there any other practical ways to backup 250gp+ of storage? Serial DVDs don't do it for me, tape drives are expensive and slow... I think we're moving to an 'always on' backup model even on the desktop.
     
  3. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    3 to 4 blu-ray double layer disks ;)
     
  4. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX New Member

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    Yeah, Blue ray will become the next "hard copy" media....
     
  5. riles9262

    riles9262 Driverheaven brewmaster

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    I'm using 110 out of 120 gigs of hd space. The newer (movie) formats really take up quite a lot of space. When I get myself a new tv and most likely an hddvd player, then I'll add some more space to my pc.
     
  6. Blazer

    Blazer Tweeker

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    I am not a storage freek, but I have 2X 80 in raid for OS & programs, and 2x 250 for storage and backups, and they are about 2/3 full already.
     
  7. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Let's see....

    Between two computers I have 8 HDDs, and a whole bookcase full of CDs and DVDs. In my closet I have all of my old floppies from the 3.1 and Windows 95 days..... And even have some 5 1/4 floppies.

    Yeah, I'm a storage freak for sure! :)
     
  8. Tipstaff

    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    Oh please God let's not go there, because if you do, we'll need to be using terms like Exabyte, and Zettabyte to calculate the shear amount of crap I have sitting around. :lol:
     
  9. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    i'm sure you can move all that data you have on those 5.25in. and 3.5in. floppies onto a CD or DVD. it would save you tons of space :p. And all those CDs and DVDs you have, a single blu-ray double layer disk will probably work :D.
     
  10. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    :D I actually gave some thought some time ago to transferring the data from the 5 1/4 floppies, but, for some reason I couldn't get my old 5 1/4 drive to work. :( AND, at this long stage of the game, I'm not even sure the disks are still good. ;)
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    if they're kept in an anti-static bag they probably lasted an extra week or two :lol:
     
  12. calidan

    calidan Frozen in Carbonite

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    You should find a drive to see if they still work. ;) It would be interesting to know if they held up. :D
     
  13. RobertBruce

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    I've only got a 200 and an 80. both almost full......
     
  14. Zeatrix

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    Why keep something that you won't ever use again?
     
  15. Tipstaff

    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    Never, you say? You'd never guess the shear amount of times I have to go hunting for some program that is, oh, 10 years old, because a client can't get themselves out of 1997. For instance, try to find a version of Nero that works with NT4.0. Hell.. try to find tape drive backup software that works with it. Or the DOS version of ACCPAC, DataPlus, or some other ancient pos software (thats Point of Sale, not Piece of S**t) that only works when the moons are aligned in some upside down S shape.

    In the case of music, for me, listening to music is a passion, and I listen to it a lot, but not the same thing over and over and over again. It's not only easier to store ALL of it in one, easy to access location (rather than 100 different CDs that you risk damaging everytime you touch the case), but you can share it among other computers and devices, and even archive those 100 CDs (or even record collections) into 1/8 the amount of phsyical discs.

    'Sides, there's always a need for storage, it just depends on what type of medium your willing to deal with: 1 huge 750GB hard drive, 166 single layered DVDs, or 1071 CDs.
     
  16. Zeatrix

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    Eh, I don't see 100 CDs taking up 5 TB of storage :D, you're not even getting close if you use a lossless codec. Anyways, your point about old old software is very valid but only for professional use. I thought this poll was aimed at home users...
     
  17. eXtermia

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    i wish i had as much as work

    at work we have over 20 petabytes (mirrored to another location so 40 total)

    but only use about 6+ now... I however don't want the power bill or the cooling requirements.. but man that would be nice to have at home :p


    Personaly I have about 3 terrabytes across all my NASs, machines and Servers at home...

    (with still a too high power bill)

    oh and most of mine is used in DVD rips, tv recordings (until i recompress them Windows Media Center recordings are huge), ISO backups of almost all my install soft (including various custom installs go Daemon tools and VMWARE!), Virtual machine images, Ghost Images, and backups and ill be honest probably some pron too
     
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  18. eXtermia

    eXtermia New Member

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    I hate deleting things..... of course Indexing everything takes up tons of space too... but I guess I am a real pack rat..... I still have old Harvard Graphics media and manuals and QEMM for dos
     
  19. ChaosMinionX

    ChaosMinionX USB 3 dot oh

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    I use about 2.6 terabytes.... In the form of 4 raptors raid0, and 3 internal 500gb and 1 external 500gb all Western Digital, they had a really good deal goin on newegg. Was like 400$ in harddrives for 2terabytes.
     
  20. Son_of_Thunder

    Son_of_Thunder New Member

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    250GB Hitachi SATA II
    300GB Seagate SATA II
    60GB Samsung IDE chilling in a broken external case.
     

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