questionshow much data storage do you have?

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I thought my approximate 10TB was excessive. None of mine is in RAID but I'll get by without pretty much all of my data. It is really just the baby videos and pics that would be missed and they are duplicated via dropbox.

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1.5TB, a pittance. There's 500GB in the computer, another 500GB in the external backup drive, and a third 500GB in the HTPC. Oh, and 120GB in my 13 year old Power Mac G3, but that's been sitting in a closet for years.

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@rprebel: I've made it a point to sell off my old computers of yester-year. Mainly when I got married and had to do a garage sale to get rid of the old junk. I'm pretty bad about hanging on to "projects" much longer than sensible.

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Main PC: 1TB
HTPC: 320GB, 250GB, 1TB (all internal) and 2 1TB external drives
Laptop: 320GB

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laptop 500gb, old desktop, 1tb,
externals:
200GB
200GB
250GB
320GB
2x500GB
4x1TB
6x2TB
I have around 13TB of FLAC & mp3 audio tracks all together. 2TB of movies, 1.5 TB of tv shows.

I'd like to move over to a NAS with 5-6 3TB drives in it, but that's too pricey right now.

edit: just added a seagate goflex 1TB NAS 1 week ago that I got for $55 at staples.

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I cut back big time last year. Refurbed a few towers and donated them to Good Will as functional systems. Recycled a few others.

But I'm also obsessive about having backups of my backups, and I have a really REALLY hard time wiping a drive - so that was a struggle. I had to kind of force myself to give those up. LOL

So currently I'm looking at only about 7T in the house in systems/externals, and about 1T in assorted flash drives and SD cards. But since I'm keeping an eye out for a sweet deal on a 2T external...

:::whistles innocently:::

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Including HDs I no longer use, I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 40TB of storage with about 33TB of actual data. Patiently waiting for HD prices to come back down to earth so I can buy another 30 or 40TB in HDs.

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80GB internal hard drive. Mhmm... I'm a loser.

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Ok, so I am going to sound a bit nuts here, but I probably have about 15 to 20 terabytes of HDDs.... Yeah, so I have about 20 or 30 120gb to 250gb hdds, 10 to 15 250gb to 500gb hdds. All internals, all 2.5 inch laptop drives. I have about 8 or 10 250gb to 500gb 3.5 inch desktop drives. I also have a 320gb in my Hackintosh (old Dell that I, um, yeah), 500gb in my wife's Sony Vio (she wanted it, not me!), and 750gb in my HP. I also have 1 320gb external and 2 1TB externals. Sadly, I am not done as I have a third 1.5TB on the way. I don't even know what's on half of my hard drives, but I am horrible about scavenging and hording electronics, as I also have about 20 old laptops in my basement that other people have traded me for repairs to their current PCs. I usually try to put one of my old hdds in them and sell them to people on the cheap. So yeah, I have a LOT of hdd space. Now if you want to include CD / DVDs, that's a whole other ball of wax!

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I have 500GB in my laptop(pretty much full too, need more space) and another 500GB in my old desktop that hardly gets any use.

I guess I have a bunch of old crappy HDDs ranging from 1.4GB to 40GB but they never get used for anything.

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@mschauber: Wow, and I thought I was bad with my 20+ TB!! Though I may have more HDDs than you do!

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Probably in the 10-20 TB total range here, with only half of that actively used (the unused stuff mainly being old main drives from past computers and whatnot).

I also have a lot stored on DVD+Rs as archive copies. Reloading stuff from DVDs is a heck of a lot easier than trying to get old data back after a hard drive fails (especially data that is irreplaceable).

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250GB on my Xbox 360, 160gb on my PS3, 320gb on my PC that is partitioned at about 160gb x 2, and a 150gb external WD drive that all my music goes on (which is almost full).
Not to mention the tons of SD and USB's laying around.

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50 spiral bound notebooks with Manifesto written in crayon, scratched out and Recipes written underneath in Sharpie...

Where's my tinfoil hat?

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I only have about 1 TB spread out between 2 desktops, 1 laptop and 4 tablets. I will allow that to include SDHC cards and USB drives.

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To the OP, I've got to ask, why RAID 10? Unless your're running high performance database servers RAID 5 on regular drives can stream at least 5 simultaneous video feeds and gain you ~33% more space (http://www.ibeast.com/content/tools/RaidCalc/RaidCalc.asp). RAID 6 if you're paranoid about failure during recovery, but for non-data center usage backups are your friend...

I back my 2 main machines up to each other (mostly) and I have a server to back them up. Not sure how much storage in total: 3 X 1TB, 3 x 1.5TB, 3 x 2TB on RAID 5 arrays. Desktop OS's and swap are on 120GB SSD and server is 500GB RAID 1. Two 2TB portable drives I rotate out for off site backup of the server. Two laptops with a 256GB SSD and a 500GB I think. So ~19TB raw and considerably less usable.

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I'm going to say I'm a looser... I have between 5-10 terrabytes of storage, but not for lack of wanting more. One of my future projects will be to turn one of my systems into a NAS/media server, and it will be crammed full of drives when I'm done. Right now I'm just using a black-box NAS that can hold a max of two drives. It works to keep files outside of a specific system and for central backups, but I really want to make me a media server that I can use to stream to the ROKU's I bought from woot.

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I work in tech and a home customer of mine has 2 Drobo Bfs800's each with 8 3TB drives. His total storage on the two NAS rough out to about 34TB when the data protection is enabled. This is to top off the 8-10 1TB external drives he has laying around.
Super crazy amount of storage!

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@phunsberger: Honestly, I probably didn't do as much research as I should have when selecting RAID10. I've had my NAS for a couple of years now. I wanted some speed but mostly backup redundancy in case a drive went down.

It is a media server, but mostly storage of media - definitely not several streams at once.

Now that I've got the RAID10 - I'm guessing it wouldn't be a simple process to change to something else. I'll likely just soldier along.

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@phunsberger: Take it back, just checked my RAID setup and I've got a RAID5.

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@bielzebub: I have mostly 2TB HDs, so it's not that bad. I have an old server sitting around with 6 36gb SCSI HDs in it. I think I'll put them on Ebay. They aren't big, but they are all 10k drives and it's hard to find replacements, so hopefully I can make a few $s so I can buy more 2TB drives and another 8-bay Drobo.