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How Much Storage Is Enough To You?

How Much Stotage Is Enough For You?

  • Less Than 1 TB

    Votes: 5 2.8%
  • 1 TB

    Votes: 12 6.8%
  • 2 TB

    Votes: 30 16.9%
  • 4 TB

    Votes: 38 21.5%
  • 8 TB

    Votes: 32 18.1%
  • A Lot More (Please Explain)

    Votes: 60 33.9%

  • Total voters
Jan 29, 2023
772 (1.94/day)
System Name KLM
Processor 7800X3D
Motherboard B-650E-E Strix
Cooling Arctic Cooling III 280
Memory 16x2 Fury Renegade 6000-32
Video Card(s) 4070-ti PNY
Storage 512+512+1+2+2+2+2+6+500+256+4+4+4
Display(s) VA 32" 4K@60 - OLED 27" 2K@240
Case 4000D Airflow
Audio Device(s) Edifier 1280Ts
Power Supply Shift 1000
Mouse 502 Hero
Keyboard K68
Software EMDB
Benchmark Scores 0>1000
For SATA drives any 3.0 enclosure will do, buy the one you like

I have that one (SABRENT) that i can use for the QVO 8Tb because it has an ON/OFF switcher button (it will be a backup disk)...

... and buy another to replace it, actualyl for BX500 (i use USB safely remove that turns ON/OFF without bouton switch need on this other PC).

//EDIT 3.1 ggen2 :

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Sep 13, 2013
84 (0.02/day)
Processor intel 12700k
Motherboard asus
Cooling noctua d15s
Memory 64gb
Video Card(s) 4090
Storage 4tb m.2
Display(s) 27" 1440p 240hz oled
Case fractal define s
Audio Device(s) minidsp shd studio and hifi speakers
Software windows 11
i had 2tb last year, and 4 tb this year, i like to have only one fast drive.
and i can say that 4tb is on the low side.
4k tv seasons and unreal engine and textures, assets and such
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Jan 29, 2023
772 (1.94/day)
System Name KLM
Processor 7800X3D
Motherboard B-650E-E Strix
Cooling Arctic Cooling III 280
Memory 16x2 Fury Renegade 6000-32
Video Card(s) 4070-ti PNY
Storage 512+512+1+2+2+2+2+6+500+256+4+4+4
Display(s) VA 32" 4K@60 - OLED 27" 2K@240
Case 4000D Airflow
Audio Device(s) Edifier 1280Ts
Power Supply Shift 1000
Mouse 502 Hero
Keyboard K68
Software EMDB
Benchmark Scores 0>1000
For SATA drives any 3.0 enclosure will do, buy the one you like

All the same, good for 8Tb ?! So the 25% is the good one for QVO !?

Jan 5, 2006
17,503 (2.64/day)
System Name AlderLake / Laptop
Processor Intel i7 12700K P-Cores @ 5Ghz / Intel i3 7100U
Motherboard Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master / HP 83A3 (U3E1)
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A 2 fans + Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme + 5 case fans / Fan
Memory 32GB DDR5 Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 6000MHz CL36 / 8GB DDR4 HyperX CL13
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio / Intel HD620
Storage Samsung 980 Pro 1TB + 970 Evo 500GB + 850 Pro 512GB + 860 Evo 1TB x2 / Samsung 256GB M.2 SSD
Display(s) 23.8" Dell S2417DG 165Hz G-Sync 1440p / 14" 1080p IPS Glossy
Case Be quiet! Silent Base 600 - Window / HP Pavilion
Audio Device(s) Panasonic SA-PMX94 / Realtek onboard + B&O speaker system / Harman Kardon Go + Play / Logitech G533
Power Supply Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W / Powerbrick
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Laser wireless / Logitech M330 wireless
Keyboard RAPOO E9270P Black 5GHz wireless / HP backlit
Software Windows 11 / Windows 10
Benchmark Scores Cinebench R23 (Single Core) 1936 @ stock Cinebench R23 (Multi Core) 23006 @ stock
Feb 22, 2016
1,372 (0.47/day)
Processor Intel i5 8400
Motherboard Asus Prime H370M-Plus/CSM
Cooling Scythe Big Shuriken & Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap
Memory 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) ROG-STRIX-GTX1060-O6G-GAMING
Storage 1TB 980 Pro
Display(s) Samsung UN55KU6300F
Case Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3
Power Supply Super Flower Leadex III 750w
Software W11 Pro
The amount that doubles the amount of data you have should be enough.

Quadruples would be more in line with file size growth and manufacturer offerings.

If I was looking to replace a 500GB SATA SSD boot drive at end of the year when sales happen. 2TB NVMe would be a very natural place to settle on. Not just to land in the happy middle point of speed and endurance. New drive will be able to quietly expand beyond the inevitable TB between OS/program files with no concerns about a few hundred GB spur of the moment downloads on +GB/second internet connections.
Jul 30, 2019
2,198 (1.31/day)
System Name Not a thread ripper but pretty good.
Processor Ryzen 9 5950x
Motherboard ASRock X570 Taichi (revision 1.06, BIOS/UEFI version P5.50)
Cooling EK-Quantum Velocity, EK-Quantum Reflection PC-O11, EK-CoolStream PE 360, Alphacool NexXxoS ST25 360
Memory Micron DDR4-3200 ECC Unbuffered Memory (4 sticks, 128GB, 18ASF4G72AZ-3G2F1)
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon RX 5700 & EK-Quantum Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT & Backplate
Storage Samsung 2TB 980 PRO 2TB Gen4x4 NVMe, Samsung 2TB 970 EVO Plus Gen3x4 NVMe x 2
Display(s) 2 x 4K LG 27UL600-W (and HUANUO Dual Monitor Mount)
Case Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Black (original model)
Power Supply Corsair RM750x
Mouse Logitech M575
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2
Software Windows 10 Professional (64bit)
Benchmark Scores Typical for non-overclocked CPU.
On my gaming PC 2TB minimum for Steam games, 500GB for OS drive.
On my work PC 2TB for work virtual machines, 2TB for other data, 2TB for OS and temp space for zipping VM's for backup.
Recently playing around with ESXI and storage requirements potentially ballooning.

I was doing pretty well capping my total NAS storage for the family under 4TB until I was introduced to Plex.
All my important backups I keep under 4TB for home and 4TB for work since those 4TB USB drives are portable and fairly inexpensive for multiple copies of cold backups.
Got my first 12TB drives this year on 2nd NAS to mostly hold hot backups of PC images, Virtual Machines for work, primary 4TB NAS, and Media.
Once NAS transfers start approaching 1hr for 1GbE for file copy I can see why people swear at Synology's odd issue with sticking with 1GbE for a lot of their devices.
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Jan 10, 2011
1,282 (0.27/day)
[Formerly] Khartoum, Sudan.
System Name
Processor AMD Ryzen5 5600G.
Motherboard Gigabyte B550m DS3H.
Cooling AMD Wraith Stealth.
Memory 16GB Crucial DDR4.
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080 OC (Underclocked, underpowered).
Storage Samsung 980 NVME 500GB && Assortment of SSDs.
Display(s) LG 24MK430 primary && Samsung S24D590 secondary
Case Corsair Graphite 780T.
Audio Device(s) On-Board.
Power Supply SeaSonic CORE GM-650.
Mouse Coolermaster MM530.
Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS.
VR HMD A pair of OP spectacles.
Software Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
Benchmark Scores Me no know English. What bench mean? Bench like one sit on?
Skimmed through the thread, didn't notice anyone stating it, so here goes: "It depends."

I picked the last choice because I took the poll's question literally (sans the typo), but if you're asking what capacity a random consumer should go for, it really depends on how they access and manage their games/software.
Someone who only plays a handful games at a time, with a decent internet connection and high trust in the cloud, may not need much more than 1TB.
Otoh, someone like myself, who has to wait days to download a 2010s game, would prefer archive them locally instead of re-downloading when they feel like replaying them. The result, in my case, is ~6TB of local archives spread over personal file servers and offline drives. Currently "installed" ones are around 800GB.

To add my entry to the stats:
Main rig has 1x500GB + 3x1TB + 1x250GB =~ 3.75TB total.

Plus around ~25TB in servers, offline or removable drives and laptops.
Apr 2, 2011
2,626 (0.56/day)
A back-up is a single failure point. A back-up of a back-up is a plan to escape destruction.

My main rig is a 2TB OS/software drive. I have another 2TB for my games. I then usually have a spinner for data, at 8-12 TB. I have a laptop with 4 TB on 2 drives. I then have a hot and cold back-up, with media storage. 20+ TB there with a 0-1 RAID configuration. Then there's the cold back-up for the computers and other stuff that I keep in the event of power issues, and only update quarterly.

If your question is how much storage is necessary, the retort is how valuable your data is. I for one believe my personal effects are valuable enough to have 3 or 4 to one parity...so that dictates how much overall storage is reasonable.
Apr 29, 2014
4,153 (1.16/day)
System Name SnowFire / The Reinforcer
Processor i7 10700K 5.1ghz (24/7) / 2x Xeon E52650v2
Motherboard Asus Strix Z490 / Dell Dual Socket (R720)
Cooling RX 360mm + 140mm Custom Loop / Dell Stock
Memory Corsair RGB 16gb DDR4 3000 CL 16 / DDR3 128gb 16 x 8gb
Video Card(s) GTX Titan XP (2025mhz) / Asus GTX 950 (No Power Connector)
Storage Samsung 970 1tb NVME and 2tb HDD x4 RAID 5 / 300gb x8 RAID 5
Display(s) Acer XG270HU, Samsung G7 Odyssey (1440p 240hz)
Case Thermaltake Cube / Dell Poweredge R720 Rack Mount Case
Audio Device(s) Realtec ALC1150 (On board)
Power Supply Rosewill Lightning 1300Watt / Dell Stock 750 / Brick
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G19S
Software Windows 11 Pro / Windows Server 2016
Well for me I picked the 8tb option because that is closest to what I am at that is keeping me happy. For me on the main drive 2tb is enough to keep up with the crazy updates and games/programs installed on my machine. However, I have a 6tb raid array (raid 5) that has my backups and keeps unimportant files/programs. Currently that is what keeps me satisfied as I have not hit a limit yet and I can keep up cleaning it out.
Dec 28, 2012
3,475 (0.85/day)
System Name Skunkworks
Processor 5800x3d
Motherboard x570 unify
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A
Memory 32GB 3600 mhz
Video Card(s) asrock 6800xt challenger D
Storage Sabarent rocket 4.0 2TB, MX 500 2TB
Display(s) Asus 1440p144 27"
Case Old arse cooler master 932
Power Supply Corsair 1200w platinum
Mouse *squeak*
Keyboard Some old office thing
Software openSUSE tumbleweed/Mint 21.2
I have 4TB of storage in the main PC, and a further 8TB in my NAS. I back up not just game installs, but all sorts of media from the internet. Things get deleted, or more often, censored in place. Many of the old youtube videos I enjoyed have sections either cut out or muted because censorship. So now, if I watch something I like, it gets archived at the highest resolution possible. You never know what will be called "problematic" next week, or next year, or 5 years from now.

I also have a pure digital backup of every console game I own, every movie, and every TV show. Like hell I will ever pay $20+ a month just to stream a single TV show because a license changed hands. Same with music.

I'll likely upgrade in a few years to a 4 bay NAS with 16-24TB of storage.
Dec 14, 2019
1,158 (0.75/day)
Loose in space
System Name "The black one in the dining room" / "The Latest One"
Processor Intel Xeon E5 2683 V4 16c/32t / i7 14700K @5.8GHz
Motherboard Asus X99 Deluxe / ASRock Z790 Steel Legend WiFi
Cooling Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 w/4 Silverstone FM121 fans / Arctic LF II 280 w Silverstone FHP141's
Memory 64GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 (8x8) / 64G G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 6400
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 1080 Ti FTW3 / Asus Tuff OC 4090 24GB
Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus, 1TB Samsung 860, 4 Western Digital 2TB / 1tb, SK hynix P41 Platinum 2tb
Display(s) 43" Samsung 8000 series 4K / 50" Vizio M-series 4K
Case Modded Corsair Carbide 500R / Modded Corsair Graphite 780 T
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar Essence STX II/ Asus Xonar Essence STX
Power Supply Corsair AX1200i / Seasonic Prime GX-1300
Mouse Logitech Performance MX, Microsoft Intellimouse Optical 3.0
Keyboard Logitech K750 Solar, DiNovo Edge
Software Win 10 Enterprise LTSC / Win 11 Pro for Workstations 22H2
Benchmark Scores https://www.passmark.com/baselines/V11/display.php?id=202122048229
My daily driver-web surfer has 24TB of storage. I have redundant backups & archives on different drives in case one of them fails.
Apr 13, 2017
115 (0.05/day)
System Name AMD System
Processor Ryzen 7900 at 180Watts 5650 MHz, vdroop from 1.37V to 1.24V
Motherboard MSI MAG x670 Tomahawk Wifi
Cooling AIO240 for CPU, Wraith Prism's Fan for RAM but suspended above it without touching anything in case.
Memory 32GB dual channel Gskill DDR6000CL30 tuned for CL28, at 1.42Volts
Video Card(s) Msi Ventus 2x Rtx 4070 and Gigabyte Gaming Oc Rtx 4060 ti
Storage Samsung Evo 970
Display(s) Old 1080p 60FPS Samsung
Case Normal atx
Audio Device(s) Dunno
Power Supply 1200Watts
Mouse wireless & quiet
Keyboard wireless & quiet
Software Windows 11
Benchmark Scores 1750 points in cinebench 2024 42k 43k gpu cpu points in timespy 50+ teraflops total compute power.
My 1TB has 500 GB left. Its ok for 12 more years.
Jan 3, 2015
2,863 (0.86/day)
System Name The beast and the little runt.
Processor Ryzen 5 5600X - Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING - ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero X570
Cooling Noctua NH-L9x65 SE-AM4a - NH-D15 chromax.black with IPPC Industrial 3000 RPM 120/140 MM fans.
Memory G.SKILL TRIDENT Z ROYAL GOLD/SILVER 32 GB (2 x 16 GB and 4 x 8 GB) 3600 MHz CL14-15-15-35 1.45 volts
Storage Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB + 2 TB - Samsung 870 EVO 4 TB - 2 x WD RED PRO 16 GB + WD ULTRASTAR 22 TB
Display(s) Asus 27" TUF VG27AQL1A and a Dell 24" for dual setup
Case Phanteks Enthoo 719/LUXE 2 BLACK
Audio Device(s) Onboard on both boards
Power Supply Phanteks Revolt X 1200W
Mouse Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
Software WINDOWS 10 PRO 64 BITS on both systems
Benchmark Scores Se more about my 2 in 1 system here: kortlink.dk/2ca4x
Answer a lot more. I have combined on the two systems in one case 50 TB of of storage.

2 x Samsung 980 pro 1 tb and bofh are os drives one for each system.
Samsung 980 pro 2tb + crucial mx300 2 TB bofh dedicated games storage for the atx pc.
Samsung evo 870 4 tb dedicated storage for games for the mini-itx pc.
WD Gold 14 tb hdd + older wd red 4 tb hdd for storage and backup for atx pc.
2 x wd red pro 16 TB hdd dedicated for the mini-atx pc for storage and backup.
That's all the drives i have in dual system in 1 case build.
Oct 18, 2013
5,317 (1.40/day)
Everywhere all the time all at once
System Name The Little One
Processor i5-11320H @4.4GHZ
Motherboard AZW SEI
Cooling Fan w/heat pipes + side & rear vents
Memory 64GB Crucial DDR4-3200 (2x 32GB)
Video Card(s) Iris XE
Storage WD Black SN850X 4TB m.2, Seagate 2TB SSD + SN850 4TB x2 in an external enclosure
Display(s) 2x Samsung 43" & 2x 32"
Case Practically identical to a mac mini, just purrtier in slate blue, & with 3x usb ports on the front !
Audio Device(s) Yamaha ATS-1060 Bluetooth Soundbar & Subwoofer
Power Supply 65w brick
Mouse Logitech MX Master 2
Keyboard Logitech G613 mechanical wireless
Software Windows 10 pro 64 bit, with all the unnecessary background shitzu turned OFF !
Benchmark Scores PDQ
What do you think of the 870 QVO MZ-77Q8T0BW at 402,99€ ?.. good for backup !
Yep that drive would be fine for back-ups only, and that price seems reasonable, and it seems to have some pretty good reviews and reliability ratings too...

However, I don't/won't use anything but nvme's for my OS & personal stuff, but at the office we have several NAS's setups with similar drives, and a few with multiple 20TB spinners for the nightly back-ups plus archives of old project files...
Jan 29, 2023
772 (1.94/day)
System Name KLM
Processor 7800X3D
Motherboard B-650E-E Strix
Cooling Arctic Cooling III 280
Memory 16x2 Fury Renegade 6000-32
Video Card(s) 4070-ti PNY
Storage 512+512+1+2+2+2+2+6+500+256+4+4+4
Display(s) VA 32" 4K@60 - OLED 27" 2K@240
Case 4000D Airflow
Audio Device(s) Edifier 1280Ts
Power Supply Shift 1000
Mouse 502 Hero
Keyboard K68
Software EMDB
Benchmark Scores 0>1000
Yes, so, if i think with 8Tb it's enough to have all my stuff, it's the stuff i have on the desktop PC, and that needs backup so it's twice 8Tb, that'd be doubled again if RAID'd be used...

...my full functionnal PC needs 8Tb.


For external storage it can be a lot of Tb... if people starts to collect movies there is no end, one 4K movie being 30/60/90Gb !!!
Sep 21, 2020
1,440 (1.15/day)
Processor 5800X3D -30 CO
Motherboard MSI B550 Tomahawk
Cooling DeepCool Assassin III
Memory 32GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V @ 3800 CL14
Video Card(s) ASRock MBA 7900XTX
Storage 1TB WD SN850X + 1TB ADATA SX8200 Pro
Display(s) Dell S2721QS 4K60
Case Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced USB 3.0
Audio Device(s) Audiotrak Prodigy Cube Black (JRC MUSES 8820D) + CAL (recabled)
Power Supply Seasonic Prime TX-750
Mouse Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave
Keyboard Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave
Software Windows 10 Pro
Even though my main rig has two 1TB SSDs, I actually require less than 1TB.

My OS/app drive has 867GB free space, so it's practically empty. I keep my games and other files on another drive, which is currently 646GB free. I don't edit 8K videos, or work with 50MP raw images, and I don't have a large digital media collection, so my storage needs are pretty low. My workflow also doesn't demand large capacities. I usually play one game at a time, mostly old stuff. I have a decent internet connection, so re-downloading is not a problem. My backup rig has a 256GB system drive and a 512GB data drive and neither of them is full.

But I would recommend a 1TB drive at minimum for typical use (OS + apps/games), and preferably 2TB with current prices.
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Dec 25, 2020
4,164 (3.58/day)
São Paulo, Brazil
System Name Project Kairi Mk. III "Lunar Tear"
Processor 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS Special Edition
Motherboard MSI MEG Z690 ACE (MS-7D27) BIOS 1.F0
Cooling id-cooling Frostflow X 360 w/ Thermalright BCF and Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme
Memory G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB 32GB DDR5-6800 F5-6800J3445G16GX2-TZ5RK @ 6400 MT/s 30-38-38-38-70-2
Video Card(s) ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 4080 16GB GDDR6X White OC Edition
Storage 1x WD Black SN750 500 GB NVMe + 4x WD VelociRaptor HLFS 300 GB HDDs
Display(s) 55-inch LG G3 OLED
Case Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 in bench mode
Audio Device(s) EVGA Nu Audio (classic) + Sony MDR-V7 cans/KZ ZSX IEMs
Power Supply EVGA 1300 G2 1.3kW 80+ Gold
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Essential Mercury White
Keyboard Redragon Shiva Lunar White
Software Windows 10 Enterprise 22H2
Benchmark Scores "Speed isn't life, it just makes it go faster."
May 17, 2023
20 (0.07/day)
System Name Laptop (Asus Vivobook S14)
Processor Intel i5 12500H
Memory 40GB DDR4
Storage 1TB WD Black SN850X
Display(s) Oled
Mouse Logitech M650L
Software Windows 11 Neon
For a laptop, 1TB is enough, maybe 2TB. These days it's all about speed, not capacity. That's why I buy 1 new fastest Hard Disk every year. And I use the old ones as external drives with a NVMe enclosure.
2016 year - Crucial MX300 1TB
2021 year - Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
2022 year - WD Black SN850 1TB
2023 year - WD Black SN850X 1TB
Mar 10, 2010
11,878 (2.33/day)
Manchester uk
System Name RyzenGtEvo/ Asus strix scar II
Processor Amd R5 5900X/ Intel 8750H
Motherboard Crosshair hero8 impact/Asus
Cooling 360EK extreme rad+ 360$EK slim all push, cpu ek suprim Gpu full cover all EK
Memory Corsair Vengeance Rgb pro 3600cas14 16Gb in four sticks./16Gb/16GB
Video Card(s) Powercolour RX7900XT Reference/Rtx 2060
Storage Silicon power 2TB nvme/8Tb external/1Tb samsung Evo nvme 2Tb sata ssd/1Tb nvme
Display(s) Samsung UAE28"850R 4k freesync.dell shiter
Case Lianli 011 dynamic/strix scar2
Audio Device(s) Xfi creative 7.1 on board ,Yamaha dts av setup, corsair void pro headset
Power Supply corsair 1200Hxi/Asus stock
Mouse Roccat Kova/ Logitech G wireless
Keyboard Roccat Aimo 120
VR HMD Oculus rift
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 8726 vega 3dmark timespy/ laptop Timespy 6506
I put 8 though at best I have 2 in use ATM, I do have 8Tb spinner backup storage so I know that more could be good.
Feb 20, 2019
7,036 (3.83/day)
System Name Bragging Rights
Processor Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz
Motherboard It has no markings but it's green
Cooling No, it's a 2.2W processor
Memory 2GB DDR3L-1333
Video Card(s) Gen7 Intel HD (4EU @ 311MHz)
Storage 32GB eMMC and 128GB Sandisk Extreme U3
Display(s) 10" IPS 1280x800 60Hz
Case Veddha T2
Audio Device(s) Apparently, yes
Power Supply Samsung 18W 5V fast-charger
Mouse MX Anywhere 2
Keyboard Logitech MX Keys (not Cherry MX at all)
VR HMD Samsung Oddyssey, not that I'd plug it into this though....
Software W10 21H1, barely
Benchmark Scores I once clocked a Celeron-300A to 564MHz on an Abit BE6 and it scored over 9000.
My home machines have 1.5-2.5TB of SSD in them which seems plenty for daily use but I use a NAS with old datacenter drives I've retired and that's currently rocking five 10TB Ironwolf Pros behind a SATA SSD cache over 2.5Gb ethernet.

I wouldn't need such a huge NAS if my internet didn't suck, but I have 30Mbit/s internet which is woefully inadequate these days. Downloading 150GB once is bad enough that I have no intention of doing it a second time....
Apr 18, 2019
1,648 (0.93/day)
Olympia, WA
System Name Sleepy Painter
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard Asus TuF Gaming X570-PLUS/WIFI
Cooling FSP Windale 6 - Passive
Memory 2x16GB F4-3600C16-16GVKC @ 16-19-21-36-58-1T
Video Card(s) MSI RX580 8GB
Storage 2x Samsung PM963 960GB nVME RAID0, Crucial BX500 1TB SATA, WD Blue 3D 2TB SATA
Display(s) Microboard 32" Curved 1080P 144hz VA w/ Freesync
Case NZXT Gamma Classic Black
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D1
Power Supply Rosewill 1KW on 240V@60hz
Mouse Logitech MX518 Legend
Keyboard Red Dragon K552
Software Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC 1809 17763.1757
I've got about 9.6TB of storage in my main rig. Easily can fill that, but decided to keep my archived user files off-system to cut down on storage.
Jun 16, 2013
1,457 (0.37/day)
I have a preference for modded older games for as long as I can see atm, until Bethesda release Starfield, so file size is not so relevant to my requirements.
For the last year or so though 1TB has been enough.
Although upgrading my game drive to a 2TB later this week cause a deal was just too good to ignore & I have other upgrade routines with other systems here but that's beside the point.
Sep 28, 2005
3,127 (0.46/day)
System Name PCGR
Processor 12400f
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B660-I
Cooling Stock Intel Cooler
Memory 2x16GB DDR5 5600 Corsair
Video Card(s) Dell RTX 3080
Storage 1x 512GB Mmoment PCIe 3 NVME 1x 2TB Corsair S70
Display(s) LG 32" 1440p
Case Phanteks Evolve itx
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply 750W Cooler Master sfx
Software Windows 11
I have a 2TB NVME as a game drive (XPG Gammix S70 7200MB/S R/W) and a no name brand 512GB for OS which is actually solid. I grabbed a PCIe 4 drive as game drive as fast as that of a console NVME simply because I figured that DirectStorage would take full advantage of its performance and thus get the boosts needed. Except for it isn't utilized and I wager was a waste of money.

Having more space is necessary if it does come to fruition. But anyway, I need also a large set of drives for a home NAS. But cant afford it for now so I have to use crappy cloud services.
Oct 24, 2022
77 (0.16/day)
I love torrents.. so I need ~100 TB of storage here. I put my HDs in some Orico USB 3.0 enclosures, one enclosure of 5 3.5" bays and three enclosures of 4 3.5" bays.
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