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Weekend Open Forum: Storage capacity in your main rig?

By Jos ยท 100 replies
Apr 15, 2011
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  1. ShiftedReality

    ShiftedReality TS Member

    Current drives are a ocz agility 2 60gb and a Samsung spinpoint f3 1tb..had to change other drives because of all the steam sales lol.
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,413   +809

    I have a 160GB first-gen Intel SSD, a Raptor 150GB secondary HDD and two other internal drives for storage, one 500GB (it used to be so big) and a newer 2TB drive. I have another 2TB external hard drive for storage but I don't use it that often to be honest.

    Vertex 3 is tempting, perhaps I can graduate the Intel SSD to my laptop or something.
  3. 120 GB OCZ Vertex 2, 1 x 74 GB Raptor (pagefile and temp folders), 2 x internal 1TB, 1 x external 1TB, and 2 external 2TB... (oh, and a 320 GB external for my laptop that has a 250 GB internal).
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    Storage capacity of my PCs when compared to others is bit meager but sufficient enough for my needs:

    1x 200GB Barracuda + 500 GB WD CB = 700GB

    Plus 320GB external passport drive.
  5. Superpeter

    Superpeter TS Member Posts: 49

    Samsung 1tb + Samsung 2tb + Mushkin 120g SSD = 3tb The SSd takes place of the unusable parts of the platter drives and it works out to about three exact terabytes. My first computer had like 50 or 80 gigs
  6. Internal, 4 x 1Tb in raid 10 configuration for data storage, 1 120Gb SSD for Program, 1 60Gb for Win and cs5 swapfailes.

    External. 1 4Tb WD Sharespace in raid 5 configuration, 2 x Seagate 1.5 Tb USB for for rotating offsite backup.
    My first drive was a mighty WD 420mb drive when the usual was around 40 - 80 Mb. How would I ever fill it?
  7. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    I have a 400GB (5,400RPM) hard drive in my laptop, with 1TB (7,200RPM) of external storage. I often use my 16GB flash drives to move stuff around, and the dual 73GB SCSI drives (15,000RPM) in my servers whenever I'm downloading.
  8. cptmds

    cptmds TS Rookie

    Current PC is 500GB + 250GB; 500 is the main one for Windows + Program (separate partition). 250 is for everything else.

    First PC? Much more recent than most: 13GB ATA 91360U4 Maxtor, still in use as a linux boot drive (on a backup PC; the original 80GB is used for storage). It's been on for 1.6 years, with 5143 power cycles. Still works fine.
  9. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    roughly 2TB not including the 80GB SSD drive with my OS
  10. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,160   +829

    1.25 tb, and 80gb for mobility.

    Don't need any more than that.
  11. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    My first PC didn't had any 'internal' storage', and first ever HDD was a massive 30MB drive.
  12. Yeah I remember all about my computers...

    First was a NEC V30 8086 compatible @ 4.7MHz with only a 20MB HDD,
    antd then...
    2. AMD K5 @ 100 MHz 2GB HDD,
    3. AMD K6-2 @ 550 MHz 20GB HDD,
    4. AMD Sempron (K7) @ 1.66 GHz 160 GB HDD
    5. AMD Sempron (K8) @ 1.8 GHz 160 GB HDD too,
    6. (Upgrade from 5) AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.5 Ghz 2x160 GB HDDs, and
    7. AMD Phenom II X3 @ 3.2 GHz 2x160 and 2x500 GB HDDs.
  13. i hav 6 WD caviar green 3 tb drivs in raid 0
    and use a 960 gb revodrivex2 as my primary drive
  14. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +105

    1TB internal (2 x 500GB), 1TB external.
  15. Valimere

    Valimere TS Rookie

    1. 2x 128GB Gskill SSD Drives for programs and games (256GB)
    2. 2x 150GB WD 10k Raptor Drives For programs and games before my SSD's(300GB) I Can't seem to get rid of these, Just in case the ssd's dont work out/ now used as extra fast storage (movies, torrents, etc)
    3. Drobo 4 bay with 3x 2TB WD Green Drives , and 1TB WD Green Drive, for a total of 6.4 TB RAW data and (4.5TB) Available for "beyond RAID" storage. not the fastest, but stupidly easy, reliable, and upgradeable.
  16. Because i sold the 320GB Hitachi drive and waiting for the F3 1TB like for a month, currently i'm on 6GB Seagate + 8GB Fujitsu for storage (LOL i know :D)
  17. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 421

    1TB Caviar Black internal, 320gb hitachi deskstar internal....about to go for a 2tb, caviar green, also internal
  18. 1.5TB total in my system (1TB + 300GB + 200GB). All Seagate
  19. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 916   +24

    internal 320gb (notebook), external 1tb. more than plenty for me for at least this year.
  20. Seraphim401

    Seraphim401 TS Booster Posts: 66   +20

    1 TB internally + 250 GB ext.
    My first rig had a 4 GB hdd.
  21. Saintnsinner

    Saintnsinner TS Rookie Posts: 56   +11

    I have 750 gigs in my desktop rig. I can remember having a 20mb hdd on my old 386.
  22. haroonferoz

    haroonferoz TS Rookie

    my first pc is pentium 3 dell gx100 with 10 gb of hard drive now i have dual core with 160 gb and i am glade with that for a while you know............
  23. In my main rig I have a 30gb Vertex boot drive and 2 x 320gb samsung f4 in raid 0 (will add two more at some point). It's pretty empty because I have a 12 TB WHS v1 for storage.
  24. I currently have a 1TB Hitachi 7200 rpm for both boot and storage, and I'm perfectly happy with it. I also have a 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 for back-up in an external rack, connected via e-sata.

    I haven't gone for an SSD because prices haven't dropped at all recently and moreover, the new 6 gb/s SSD's are even more expensive than the old ones. I'm waiting for another year at least to upgrade my mobo and get a decent 6 GB/s controller.

    My first rig had a Pentium 4 (just released !!) and a massive 80GB WD hard drive. That was pretty huge for me :))
  25. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    1TB now, my last rig had 250GB and my 1st one had 40GB.

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