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Old 06-26-2018, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I don't know how I got to this point but I now have 4tb of internal hard drive space on my desktop.
My best guess on why is I couldn't throw away my old 1tb disk from years ago so I kept it. When the first SSD met my price point I added a 1TB drive. When my motherboard died I bought one that had a slot for an m.2 ssd so of course I had to have one of those. I then decided to add a second m.2 drive.

Doing the math I had about 1.8TB of disc space free right now.
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Desktop has around 5 TB. It's all cannablized drives from old systems aside from two 256 GB SSDs I added after I built it. NAS has 8 TB, but that's RAID 1 so it's only 4TB usable.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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Seems like the cloud makes hard drive space somewhat a moot point (?)

Ironically, I remember selling entry-level business computers about 30-years ago. We had no internal disk drive, but, "unlimited" 8-inch, 2-drive floppy storage. When one got full, it could simply be replaced with another .... and another, etc.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Seems like the cloud makes hard drive space somewhat a moot point (?)

Ironically, I remember selling entry-level business computers about 30-years ago. We had no internal disk drive, but, "unlimited" 8-inch, 2-drive floppy storage. When one got full, it could simply be replaced with another .... and another, etc.
Maybe if you have gigabit fiber. Otherwise, no. Besides, storage is cheap. $25 a TB. Cloud will cost several times that every year.
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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My primary boot drive is a 500 GB SSD, with a 2 TB HDD for storage (Steam Games, videos, etc).
I also run two 250 GB SSDs that contain VMWare images that I run daily for work.

So about 4 TB total, and just under 1 TB free.


The HTPC / Plex server is similar, but running a 150 GB SSD for boot, and two HDDs for media storage (1 TB and 4 TB).
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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2TB SSD on my desktop and a 1TB SSD on my laptop. I have an 8TB external I use as a backup drive.

However, we'll ignore the probably 15 or 20 drives I've got in my cabinet from years gone by that I haven't destroyed yet, starting from a 13.6gb Maxtor up to a triplet of 1TB WD Blacks that I pulled when I rebuilt my machine last and switched to SSD. I'm done with having multiple drives in one machine.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:19 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Seems like the cloud makes hard drive space somewhat a moot point (?)

Ironically, I remember selling entry-level business computers about 30-years ago. We had no internal disk drive, but, "unlimited" 8-inch, 2-drive floppy storage. When one got full, it could simply be replaced with another .... and another, etc.
My first PC (1986 or so) had a 30MB (yes, "M" not "G") drive and I was thrilled to have so much space. If you could buy a drive for $1/MB you were getting a deal (would be more like $2+ today).
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Seems like the cloud makes hard drive space somewhat a moot point (?)
Keeping all your stuff in 'the cloud'? All these years and I still despise that term.
Keeping stuff stored at my house doesn't cost an annual fee.

256G SSD + 1 TB Disk backed up to 1TB USB RAID 1
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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I probably have about 6 TB total of HD space. Everything I want backed up are located in 2 physical places (my home and google photos - free) and 3 physical devices (two storage devices in my home and google photos). 99% of what I care to keep backed up is in the free (for now) cloud. I keep the original HQ videos locally.

Years ago, I had a 2nd online backup that was sort of free, but the web service I had told me that their hardware should be used for data backup.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I got 50GB free from Box a few years ago. I don't use it at all. True to their word FREE FOR LIFE.
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