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How much disk space do you use on your PC?
Poll ended at Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:55 am
<50GB 16%  16%  [ 10 ]
100GB or less 8%  8%  [ 5 ]
250GB or less 16%  16%  [ 10 ]
500GB or less 8%  8%  [ 5 ]
750GB or less 8%  8%  [ 5 ]
1TB or less 8%  8%  [ 5 ]
2TB or less 16%  16%  [ 10 ]
4TB or less 11%  11%  [ 7 ]
8TB or less 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
10TB or less 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
>10TB 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 61
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 Post subject: Poll 2: How much disk space do you use on your PC?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:55 am 
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Next question: How much of the active storage on your PC is used?

Another unscientific look at storage use amongst SPCR members.

This poll will run for a week.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:06 am 
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I have an old 250GB HD with about 2/3 full but I also have 2 and 3 copies of some files just because I'm cautious about deleting old profiles copied from prior rebuilds.

I could easily make my system work on a 80GB SSD and leave most of the crud behind on offline storage that I'd almost never use.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:20 am 
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Oh, I voted before reading your other poll where you mention only using your primary PC in mind. Although that's kinda hard to do. My primary PC only has a 64GB SSD. But I have 1.8TB of disk space on my server which I have mapped drives to. So where as I only have 64GB in my PC, I at the very least have an additional 300GB that is mapped as my D: drive which is also where my default document folders link to. So it kinda muddies the water between what disk space is considered part of my PC.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:26 am 
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WD Caviar SE16 750GB x3
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB

Still can't figure out how I only have 200GB combined free space left. That's not even counting data stored on the mapped file server share... >.<


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BillyBuerger wrote:
Oh, I voted before reading your other poll where you mention only using your primary PC in mind. Although that's kinda hard to do. My primary PC only has a 64GB SSD. But I have 1.8TB of disk space on my server which I have mapped drives to. So where as I only have 64GB in my PC, I at the very least have an additional 300GB that is mapped as my D: drive which is also where my default document folders link to. So it kinda muddies the water between what disk space is considered part of my PC.


Yeah, it's hard to use a simple "what do you have" poll given the variety of setups and uses. Thought I'd start with "how much do you have and how much of it do you use?" and then go from there based on the data collected over the week.

My primary PC is in my signature (plus a 60GB Agility SSD used at the moment just for games and minus 1 640GB WD blue). Not counting duplicate files and an archive of my C drive, I use ~210GB. Of that, music is 150GB and games are maybe 20GB.

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Kind of hard to tell...
I voted less than 50Gb (I have 49Gb used at the moment on the 80Gb SSD in my main PC). On the other hand, I have about 300Gb of data (pictures, music, sofware) on a media server.

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Less than 20 GB on my X25-M, with archives on the WD Scorpio.


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19,3 GB of 80 GB used on my primary PC.
135 GB of 1 TB used on my NAS.

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4.5TB out of 5TB used.

need more disks.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:53 pm 
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On my current system, I have a 300GB Veliciraptor and a WD Blue 640GB, with about 100GB free on each drive. I've been fairly methodical about deleting unneeded files and uninstalling programs I no longer use, though. That said, there's still plenty of stuff I could/should delete. I've been using this PC for a couple years, with the same HDD setup.

I'm "transitioning" (probably after a motherboard RMA) to another system with 3x 160GB Intel X25-M and 3x 256GB Samsung SSD. That will give me a bit of room. Plus, I have an HTPC / file server with 2x 1GB HDD's (and a 160GB main SSD) that's almost ready to go. So, on the one hand, I plan to use less space on "long-term storage" things on my main desktop, but on the other hand, I'll have more room for temporary junk (e.g., games that I'll only briefly play) before I'll get around to deleting it.


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Around 1TB total.

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Active use changes actually. If I'm recording something and I've got a scratch disk in use, disk space could climb very quickly (raw files alone around 120gb) if the session calls for it.

Without a scratch disk, my disk usage is around 50-60%, but I'm not checking what it is right now.

Laptops never go past 60% full, I don't like keeping data in places where it can get lost easily, I've had laptop drives die at terrible times.

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45GB combined for Mac and Windows partitions on work computer: OS's, some programs including MS Office, Word documents. I am keeping 40GB of mp3s off the 120GB SSD for now.

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I have 3 active PCs :

1. 32GB SSD system drive + 100MB in a mapped drive on NAS#1
2. 64GB SSD system drive + 1TB data drive (video editing etc)
3. 16GB SSD system drive + 600MB in a mapped drive on NAS#1

NAS#1 has 2TB of RAIDed storage (inc streamed Music share)
NAS#2 has 4TB of RAIDed storage (for streamed Video)

NAS#3 has 6TB of RAIDed storage and is the backup for NASs #1&#2


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:30 am 
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on my PC I don't use that much actually:
SSD 80GB:
* OS partition with apps is about 17GB
* temp partition is regularly cleaned up: couple of 100 MB's
WD Green 1TB:
just used for saving temp downloads, RAW pictures still to be treated in Lightroom etc. There's about 30GB of data stored on that drive on average.

total <50GB

All other important stuff is on my NAS. About 300/350GB of 1TB is in use.

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