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Poll: Hard Drive Status

Which Type of Hard Drives Do You Have?

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How Much Total Space Do You Have? (just your main PC or server)

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How Many Partitions Have You Got?

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#1 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:59

Just a question about SSDs.

 

I was wondering this morning whether people still split their games into one partition, programs into another and such?

 

I have:

 

Two normal hard drives.

Total Space: 1TB

Split Into 6 partitions (OS, Documents, Programs, Games, Temporary Storage, Archive).

 

If you have a mix of hard drives, what do you put on which hard drive?




#2 Mickez

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:08

I have one SSD on 128GB and one HDD 256GB, both only have 1 partition each.

 

On the SSD I store the OS, of course, and heavily used programs as my browser and IDE. On the HDD I store my libraries, games and miscellaneuos other programs.



#3 +Phouchg

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:56

1x 128 GB SSD stores OS (partition 1) and desktop (which is sort of working folder for me) and installations of programs and games (partition 2)

1x 1 TB HDD stores documents, downloads, audio and video files (partition 3)

1x 160 GB HDD stores cat pictures and junk I'll never sort through, but was vitally important for me to obtain and keep (partition 4)



#4 +Frank B.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:59

One 256 GB SSD in my main laptop. One partition.



#5 Raa

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:00

I always have more than one partition, thanks to 7's recovery area. Actually with GPT, I think i've got a total of 3 now...



#6 Haggis

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:07

1 * 128gb with 2 Partition 1 with Debian on it and one with Windows 7

 

1 * 160gb HDD 1 partition only used to store files

 

My browser auto downlaods to the normal HDD

 

ssd just used for os and apps etc



#7 Arceles

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:26

1 ssd 128 gb for anything related to gaming or media (win8 os 1 partition), 1 hdd 512 gb 2 partitions (1st win7 2nd music and documents storage)



#8 +BeerFan

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:30

1 * 256GB SSD - OS & programs

1 * 1.5TB HDD - Files, backup

1 * 1TB External HDD - secondary backup



#9 +Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:32

I use 3 HDD's at the moment, (am looking into a new build, finances are not as generous as I had origionally thought)

 

1 (C drive regular partition) 80gig Just with Windows, and default installations that cannot be installed in other drives.

1 (D drive, regular partition) 500gig For all my media files, pictures, movies, music, etc...

1 (E drive, regular partition) 320gig For all my games, and installations that can be set to other drives, (Basically, all programs that can be drive specified by their installers go here)



#10 mps69

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:36

2* 500GB normal HD.

 

500gb for the OS.

500gb for Media and Backup

 

3* 1TB external HD, used for media and backups,



#11 +Anarkii

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:55

128GB SSD - One partition, OS, Programs.
2TB - One partition, multiple directories, games, movies, music, tv shows, installer apps. 
USB3 backup, I think its 500GB USB, not sure :p



#12 +KibosJ

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:58

I currently have:

 

256GB SSD (Windows)

2TB (Movies)

2TB (TV)

2x 1TB in RAID 0 (Games & Other Data)

 

My setup when I order my new drive will be this:

 

256GB SSD (Windows)

4TB (Movies)

2x 2TB in RAID 0 (TV)

2x 1TB in RAID 0 (Games & Other Data)



#13 Salutary7

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:12

120 SSD, 300 HDD, 1TB external HDD all with no additional partitioning. No one type of media belongs to any particular drive, but the 1TB ends up getting most of the archival material.

There was a time that I would split off partitions for other OS's but now I prefer virtualization.



#14 philcruicks

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:32

Desktop

1x 300   1x 750 (will be getting an SSD soon though)

 

Server

1x 250GB (OS) 3x 3TB and 1x 2TB Storage in Parity



#15 +AJerman

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:19

3 SSDs in RAID 5 for my system drive. Plus a 3TB, 2 TB, and 1 TB HDD, and an external 320 GB HDD, so around 7 GB and about 7 partitions.





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