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  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    So this ones kinda obvious. A post i made in the anime nation thread made me realise my storage needs go above and beyond the average user, so that means a clubhouse is in order!




    as far as clubhouses go this one aint too serious... i just want to hear of other people with as many hard drives as i do, and help out people thinking of following this path :)
     
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    Well i only have 640gb in my main machine ant 1.5tb in my fileserver, But i do support enterprise SANs up to 950TB for a living :)
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    Drool.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    While I don't have as many HDD's as you I have a complicated network of storage.

    There is my stuff and my friend mike's
    Each of us have 1tb worth of HDD space making 2TB
    I have two internal 500gb's and he has 1 internal and 1 external both 500gb

    His external holds important stuff that is irreplaceable and one of my drives holds all our games ripped into .iso with the serial code in a text document. We pretty much share hardware and software so pretty much mines is his and vice versa. All my music is stored seperately on my phone and ipod both 8gb and I have lots of CD's with windows xp to windows 7 both x32 and x64.

    We did find a way to transfer stuff over hamachi but one of my HDD's got messed up and I lost everything.
     
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    I'm poor so I dont have lots of space:p only 494Gb on my pc, 140Gb on my sister's and 120Gb on my dad's
    in total: 754Gb
    but the amount of DVDs is huge:D approx 4Tbs of stuff I think...
     
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    my e-sata cage solves most of my problems. even if my PC goes down, i know my datas safe in another box, and unlike NAS its totally safe cause its off 99% of the time - virus and mechanical failure cant hit a drive thats off :)

    h3llb3nd4: thats a lot of DVD's... a LOT. You ran into the issues with them degrading over time? i've had CD's die after 2-3 years in storage.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I want an e-sata cage like yours.
     
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    I'm trying to get my hands on another pc:D I might use it as a data backup machine:D
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    I did that for a while. I never found a good OS to use it on - XP lacked any good search features, and vista has the audio bug (play audio and you cant transfer files past 15MB/s) which screwed me over, as i used it as a media PC as well. Never tried linux, 7, or windows home server.

    DR pepper: key is "port multiplier" i can get a 8 bay these days for $500 au.
     
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    Can I join this club ?

    I have this 4U chassis, [​IMG]

    though it's empty now.

    At the moment, I am trying to move everything to my new NAS unit, NAS-Apathy (Linked in my signature). The NAS has only one 1TB disk at the moment.

    My the other rig, E5410-Mammoth, has 4 storage HDDs consisted of one 1TB, two 500GB, and one 320GB.

    Once I add more 1TB drives to NAS-Apathy, I will relocate stuff on Mammoth to there.
     
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    I have rig with..
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    Some crazy NIC
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    all in a cheap rosewill case :p
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    shadow is a junior storage freak. One day his data will grow up big and strong!
     
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    My main Rig only has a 160GB, 320GB and a 640GB

    My Media center only has a 320GB and my file server has 2x1TB with another 320gb for the OS and extra storage.

    The 640GB and the 2x1TB area completely full with my movie collection.
     
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    jesus christ guys lol

    i have a 120gb and a 640gb in my main rig..
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    a heretic! catch him!
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    i have the following.
    320gb media - desktop
    750gb more media - desktop
    500gb os - desktop
    32ssd - desktop
    32ssd - desktop
    320 macbook - internal
    200 macbook - external

    500gb - dads
    320 - moms lappy
    160 - backup for moms in server
    10gb - server os
    (soon to be 1tb for server)
    250gb xbox (has movies)

    making a grand total of 3394gb
     
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    No way for me to ship this thing at any cheap rate. Its size of twice of a mid tower and weights 60 lbs when everything is empty inside.

    UPS once gave me an estimate, 120 dollars for standard shipping.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    i'll trade you

    [​IMG]
    and
     
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    3.5tb reporting in.
     
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    2.2TB in main.
    400GB in laptop.
    250GB external.
    2.85TB... I need more :shadedshu
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    updating

    1.5tb in popcorn hour
    2 x 750's + 2 x 32gb ssd
    320 mbp 200 external for mbp
    320 moms
    500 dads
    500+320+250+160 in server
    250 in xbox
    200gb on dishnetwork receiver
    320 on other disnetwork receiver


    total 6.4tb
     
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