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Why does anyone even need 8TB+ Of storage in your PC what the hell are you storing on it.
I have about 3TB and less than half is Steam with a ton of free space.
 
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Should probably do some cleaning on my samsung SSD...

Why does anyone even need 8TB+ Of storage in your PC what the hell are you storing on it.
I have about 3TB and less than half is Steam with a ton of free space.
im pretty sure most of it is [chitposting content]
 

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Damn, I don't know how people can stand having so many drives. Is it cheaper to get more smaller drives instead of fewer bigger drives or do a lot of you prefer to just keep different things on completely different drives?
 
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Breakdown of 9+ TB of games (took 20 minutes for WinDirStat to build this)...
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Does not include documents, videos, pictures, music, etc. which is on my server (redundancy over capacity).


One reason to keep everything on one partition:
  • ctrl-x ctrl-v works blazing fast :D
That's a memory operation unless you're moving a file from one physical drive to another. Can't name one time I've done that between my C: and D: because they hold data not relevant to each other.

get minimum 12tb, they're filled with helium from this capacity onwards. significantly quieter than air-filled ;)
They are not quieter. The lower density air means the frequency of the sounds are higher pitched. Human ears are more attuned to higher frequencies than lower frequencies so human perception makes it sound louder even though it likely isn't much different. Think how much more irritating high frequency coil whine is in a graphics card than low frequency drone of the fans. That's sort of the difference between air (mostly nitrogen) and helium. It's not that extreme though. I don't have a problem with mine but when that head starts moving, you know it. The best way to describe the difference is "sharper" or "crisper."

Think this:

Why does anyone even need 8TB+ Of storage in your PC what the hell are you storing on it.
I have about 3TB and less than half is Steam with a ton of free space.
Don't uninstall anything. Ever. :roll:
 
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Why does anyone even need 8TB+ Of storage in your PC what the hell are you storing on it.
I have about 3TB and less than half is Steam with a ton of free space.
Unless you are only playing Games like Victor Vran or Kill All Zombies supports this sentiment. TWWH3 was 115GB download and there will be patch coming that will probably make the Game 150GB. That is more than 10% of a 1TB drive. If I installed all the Games in my Steam library I would probably need another 10 TB as I have 174 Games installed in my system out of 700 of just Steam Games. Then if you like to make videos you also need somewhere to put those files. 3TB is nice but there are plenty of justifiable reasons to have more.
 

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They are not quieter. The lower density air means the frequency of the sounds are higher pitched. Human ears are more attuned to higher frequencies than lower frequencies so human perception makes it sound louder even though it likely isn't much different. Think how much more irritating high frequency coil whine is in a graphics card than low frequency drone of the fans. That's sort of the difference between air (mostly nitrogen) and helium. It's not that extreme though. I don't have a problem with mine but when that head starts moving, you know it. The best way to describe the difference is "sharper" or "crisper."
I had a WD blue 5400rpm 6tb, and now a WD Helium 18tb 7200rpm. it is quieter. The slower air-filled one makes a constant hum even without seek/read. while the helium is only audible while writing (which is 5% of the time we use a hard disk for)

You can see the noise graph I recorded here:

Think this:

There's no noise to begin with for it to become sharp or crisp. it is only writing that well yeah, becomes crisper. let me emphasis, reading does not make that much noise.
human voice may become sharper, but a platter spinning won't sound like this car:
I probably had a 4gb hard disk when I was playing this.


Why does anyone even need 8TB+ Of storage in your PC what the hell are you storing on it.
I have about 3TB and less than half is Steam with a ton of free space.
Don't uninstall anything. Ever. :roll:
mine is 7tb filled. reasons to fill fast might be:
you have a panoramic 360° camera attached to a drone taking 4k footage of a city
you have LiDAR data of jungles in Amazon and you keep track of arboreal growth. that's satellite imagery with laser pointing at each tree showing how tall and fluffy they are, what is their trunk size, and you have all of that data updates again for next season to track growth, NDVI, DBH, etc...

machine learning needs data, say you have 70000 pictures of coffee leaves and each time you make any segmentation or enhancement, you duplicate the database with pre-processed data.
realistic 3d models of vegetation takes space, I have an Allium with 65000 polygons.

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you may have a camera bigger than a game console with its lens bigger than the camera (I don't have, just an example)
You have 15000 rock models with 4k texture (I have)

3TB is nice but there are plenty of justifiable reasons to have more.
Don't know why would anyone buy a 3tb hard disk, that costs less than fruit jellies I eat over a week :peace:
 
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Well, if you don't have at least 1.37639 ZB free (like me), then there's no real point in posting in this thread, hahahaha, j/k :D
 

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I had a WD blue 5400rpm 6tb...
There's your problem: a budget HDD versus an enterprise HDD. Might as well be comparing a Model T to a Veyron.

You can never really hear the platters spinning unless you put your ear right next to it. It's always the head movement that makes a chatter. That goes for the vast majority of drives out there for the last several decades. A bunch of drives strapped to a case with no dampening can start resonating to make an audible vibration...still not really hearing the sound of the platters though but the vibration induced by the movement of their mass.
 
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You can never really hear the platters spinning unless you put your ear right next to it.
Yes you can. If you put your laptop hdd spin to 0, a lot of humming will go away.
intuitively we think it's laptop fans making that noise. but that is in fact the hard disk.

notice idle is different from 0rpm. you need a program to spin the hdd down.

unless your laptop has nothing but ssd, all the hum you hear is coming from platters spinning and your ears are not next to it.
 
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Got to wonder if some of these really large hdd users are phub/... mirrors :laugh:
 
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Why does anyone even need 8TB+ Of storage in your PC what the hell are you storing on it.
I have about 3TB and less than half is Steam with a ton of free space.
I’m my case ,
Epic,Steam,EA,Gog,Uplay,Amazon,Orgin,Quest,Xbox Games make up a total of 750 Games along with all the Emulators my Gaming PC is a server linked to 6 Nvidia shield devices to all the rooms. Big family and everyone enjoys remote gaming:) In total I use about 24 terabytes.
 
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Damn, I don't know how people can stand having so many drives. Is it cheaper to get more smaller drives instead of fewer bigger drives or do a lot of you prefer to just keep different things on completely different drives?
A PC is modular, so initially low capacity one drive, then drives get added as and when needed. Not everyone has the capital to just over spec and buy all capacity on day one.
 
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Why does anyone even need 8TB+ Of storage in your PC what the hell are you storing on it.
I have about 3TB and less than half is Steam with a ton of free space.
I use mine for 4k rips, and certain Blu ray movies I like to watch alot. I have a pc connected to every tv in the house.
 
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My D drive is getting low, I'll be replacing it with a 12 or 16TB drive in the near future.
 

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Jeez Tigger really? With gb internet connections you ask why 8TB? I have at least another 8TB in external storage too. Almost none of it porn too!
Also, almost 30 vms takes up space. Some of us like to play, and we need disk space! I need more more space badly too.....
 

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Jeez Tigger really? With gb internet connections you ask why 8TB? I have at least another 8TB in external storage too. Almost none of it porn too!
Also, almost 30 vms takes up space. Some of us like to play, and we need disk space! I need more more space badly too.....

I don't even use the 3TB that is in my PC fully. Maybe i need to download more or something
 
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I don't even use the 3TB that is in my PC fully. Maybe i need to download more or something

Eh, my primary rig only has a 1TB storage drive at the moment, and 1.2TB total. There's not, like, some proper or minimum amount of storage one should have/use. Ok, that's not precisely true. One probably wants at least 0.2TB for a Windows installation these days. But after that, if it works, it works.
 
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BTW, any tips for decent 7200rpm 4TB drives?
 
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D: and E: are two WD Blues from 2013. They both have about 20k hours and around 5000 starts so they're not super worn down but it's probably time to replace them. Media is the Toshiba P300 in a USB enclosure and I looked at the SMART status and it has something like 7500h on it, which seems weird for a drive I bought not two years ago and hasn't seen much use... It is time to look over how I store stuff, but otoh vOv.
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BTW, any tips for decent 7200rpm 4TB drives?

For hours, it could just be the way each drive reports them. Every manufacturer implements SMART differently. It's also possible that drives get more power-on time in an enclosure than in a PC that sleeps frequently.

As for 4TB drives, spinning disks are a dice roll no matter who you get them from, IMO. HGST Ultrastars can be had for pretty good money if you're willing to risk NOS or refurb. They're not quiet, though, and run warm.
 

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Video Card(s) Gainward RTX 3060ti Ghost OC
Storage Kingstong NV1 500GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2 | Toshiba P300 2TB | Seagate Expansion 8TB
Display(s) Samsung U32J590U 4K + BenQ GL2450HT 1080p
Case Fractal Design Define R4
Audio Device(s) Line6 UX1 + some headphones
Power Supply Seasonic Core GC500
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Dell Sk3205
VR HMD Acer Mixed Reality Headset
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Rimworld 4K ready!
2 2TB Seagate FireCuda's or a 4TB Toshiba X300

Aren't those pretty loud?

Anyway just bought Red Dead Redemptious 2 and the game HDD does not have enough space for it. Blergh.
 

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Cooling Air :(
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Here's a grab I made a little while ago... Finally remembered...

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I did have a 8TB drive in there as well until recently but that got filled so no need of it for the moment :)

Doesn't include any of the server space I have at the moment, but that will all be changing about as well I think :) Plans are in planning stage!! :D :laugh:
 

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Aren't those pretty loud?

Anyway just bought Red Dead Redemption 2 and the game HDD does not have enough space for it. Blergh.
I recommend buying 5400rpm hard drives if you want quiet.
WD blue 6tb is 23db when it's not writing. While 7200rpm drives (WD Red Pro and Gold) rock at 29~34db at idle.

WD Blue
WD Gold

And don't forget to feed your horse with some oatcakes
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A PC is modular, so initially low capacity one drive, then drives get added as and when needed. Not everyone has the capital to just over spec and buy all capacity on day one.
Of course not, but I would think that after buying 4-5 add-on drives, that would be telling you to buy a bigger drive instead of more smaller ones.
 
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