What's the total disk capacity of your computer?


What is the total size of your computer hard disk storage?

  1. 0-250 GB

  2. 251-500 GB

  3. 501-749 GB

  4. 750-1000 GB

  5. 1001-2000 GB

  6. 2001-3000 GB

  7. 3001 GB and above

By Leeky ยท 33 replies
Mar 17, 2011
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  1. I'm curious to find out how much the total disk storage we enthusiasts have in our main computers these days. :)

    So without further wait, lets get started...

    I'll get in first with the following:

    SSD 256GB
    Hitachi 500GB
    Samsung F4 2TB

    Total= 2,756 GB total. :D
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +33

    between 1 and 2TB for me:

    desktop - 1TB + 160GB backup
    laptop - 320GB + 1TB (3.5")
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Depends - fileserver has 6+ TB in RAID 6 (8 spindles in RAID and 1 for boot) - then several other machines have 2-3 TB each.
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,797   +117

    Wow, I'm in dreamland at the sheer volume of "media" I could fill them with! :haha:

    Is your RAID 6 using 6 1TB disks plus 2 spares or something?
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Actually I was in a hurry when I typed that - in RAID 6 my array capacity is on ly 4.5 - 8x750 - though there are 3 about to get shipped off for replacement (I've already replaced them so these will be spares.) Then my gaming machine has only 1 x 1TB drive and my older daug..... whoa, this was gonna become way too much to type - here's what I've got (one machine is missing from this page.)
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,797   +117

    Blimey, quite a bit of technology then! :D

    I wouldn't want to count the total storage capacity of everything in our house.

    Wish that was all in my PC though, think of the *storage* possibilities... No more having to use the cloud for my *special* movies either! :haha:
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    In each of my last four PCs, a single SATA WD 640GB Black.
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    About 7tb of hdd space and 600 gb of space with ssds 8 of which are in raid 0.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
  9. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    At the moment 4TB+

    128GB Vertex SSD
    1TB Western Digital
    2TB Verbatim External
    2x640MB WD Caviar Black
  10. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    I can comfortable store a 6-pack of Stella inside my computer, if that means anything. Keeps them nice and frosty.

    also, 3 x 320GB Caviar blues, 2 x 1TB Caviar greens and a 240GB Velociraptor
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,167   +986

    My system has lots of RAM, a big disk and a few bolts - -

    but it can only tolerate O N E nut at the keyboard :giggle:
  12. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 789   +16

    I'd hate to say this but.... my PC is quite old and someone only gave it to me.. Drive C has like 20gb and Drive D has 15gb..
  13. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    1x 272 GbB Hitachi 7200rpm HDD. General OS and software.
    1x 1024 GbB Hitachi 7200rpm HDD. Storage and multimedia like renderings, films, webpages and the lot.

    From time to time I like to boot up an old 220-drive just to laugh at the boot-up speed of Windows 3.1 (it's tremendous!).

    220 MbB that is...

    I'm not counting external drives, because then I would have about 6TbB laying around, as I use a docking station.
  14. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    I had to asnwer the question by voting on the (1001 - 2000) option, but it's no where close to the 2000 side of things.

    My primary system, an old Dell Dimension 5100c came stock standard with a small Maxtor 80 Gig hard drive, it's still in there. But quickly I went out and bought a nice Western Digital (My Book) series external hard drive that is 1 Terabyte in size.

    Maxtor is 80 Gigs + Western Digital that is 1TB = 1080 Gigs total.
  15. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    I'm still in the dark ages with hard drives...I'm gunna have to pop and get a big one sometime.

    Mine are: 80 SG + 80 WD + 80 WD + 60 WD (ext) = 300 Gig total.
  16. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 789   +16

    I'm still in the Stone age! with both drives having only 20 gb and below worth of space! :p
  17. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    Nothing wrong with what you have.

    I am comfortable with 160 GB (with almost 50% unused).
  18. Coodu

    Coodu TS Booster Posts: 173

    Some mixed responses here, awesome stuff!


    60GB OCZ SSD
    1TB Caviar Black
    500GB Caviar Blue

    Struggle to fill anything except the SSD, even with 10k+ songs heh
  19. tractorphil

    tractorphil TS Enthusiast Posts: 60

    My current machine only has a 1tb drive but I have been trying out ssd and the machine i am building now has a 64gig ssd and 1tb data drive.
  20. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    You need better quality music. Try having your music in FLAC format and see how much space you use.
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,017   +2,546

    Either that or WAV. (My personal favorite).

    This thread is semi-amusing in that it highlights how much an individual associates status with HDD capacity.

    That said, should I add up all the storage capacity of several computers, and post the total, or divide the total by the number of machines and post the average....? :rolleyes:
  22. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51


    I've still got some old ones under my bed.....A 2 Gig drive (yes that's two!) that i can't remember the name of and a 4.5 Gig drive called a "Bigfoot"...that really is the size of a size 10 shoe aswell :D
  23. Coodu

    Coodu TS Booster Posts: 173

    Have been down that road before. I actually have a Linux box that has most of my CD's ripped in FLAC over there, that I use with the sound system. I'm not too picky when it comes to listening to music on the main PC. Shuffle and go.
  24. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Fileserver just upgraded to 8 * 2 TB drives in RAID6 + a ninth spare and a 750 GB boot. Initializing array now :)
  25. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    500 + 200 + 640 + 16 + 8 + 4 = ????

    Okay I cheated to inflate the figures and included everything which can be called a 'storage' device. :evil: :D

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