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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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#16 Hum

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 23:32

My drive is very magnetic. ;)




#17 +Karl L.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 00:12

My primary computer is my laptop, which has one 128 GB SSD and one 1 TB hard drive. I voted for "4 or 5" partitions, but I think my vote might actually skew the results a little since if I was running Windows, which I assume most of the other voters are, I would have voted for "2 or 3" partitions. I now have 4 partitions on my SSD, the first is /boot, the second is swap, the third is /, and the fourth is /home. This is a fairly normal partition layout for a Linux system (although more and more often people are dropping the separate /boot partition). I have no partitions on my hard disk; the whole disk is formatted as BTRFS. However in the spirit of this poll I think that counts as my fifth partition.

 

I have games installed on three partitions. Xonotic is installed on my root partition along with my operating system and most of the other programs I have installed, including some large proprietary software like MATLAB. Steam, Team Fortress II, Half-Life II, and Minecraft are installed in my home folder. My remaining Steam games, such as Portal, are installed on my larger hard disk because I don't play them as often and space on my SSD is limited. If I had a larger SSD, all of my games would be installed on it rather than split like they are now. I don't typically spend much time gaming - and therefore don't have a huge number of games - so even a 256 GB SSD would give me enough space to have everything installed on it, leaving my hard drive exclusively for my documents, pictures, videos, and other data.



#18 Ambroos

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 16:00

In my laptop I have:

 

2 Toshiba SSD's, 64GB, in RAID0, one partition

1TB Hitachi HDD, three partitions (600GB general, 200GB photos, 131GB experimentation).

 

In my desktop:

2 x 640GB Samsung HDD's

2 x 1TB Western Digital HDD's

All split into way too many partitions, unfortunately.



#19 vetthe evn show

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 16:48

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#20 Daedroth

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 17:00

I have four drives:

 

1x OCZ Vertex 2 (80GB)

1x Western Digital 1TB (Split into a 800GB partition and a 50GB partition)

1x Western Digital 1TB

1x Western Digital 2TB



#21 +devHead

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 15:35

I have the following:

1 80 GB Intel SSD (OS and Applications only)

1 1TB (2 partitions, for documents and downloads)

1 3TB (3 partitions, for music, videos and misc.)



#22 Vvo

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 15:39

Desktop and laptop, 3 partitions:

1 for windows 7, 1 for windows 8.1, and 1 for storage



#23 Gerowen

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 15:45

Internal hard drive is something like 750 GB.

1 SWAP partition of 4 GB

1 System partition formatted in EXT4 that takes up the rest of the space

 

I also have an external hard drive that's 2 TB in size, and it's all one EXT4 partition.  I use it as my "Storage" drive.



#24 +LogicalApex

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 15:52

My main desktop isn't that crazy. It has a 512GB SSD and a 1TB HDD for storage.

 

I just gave away an assorted mix of 7 HDDs and SSDs to free up some space in the place.

 

That being said, the network itself in my house has a fair bit more storage on it, but I have been paring it down compared to previous years.



#25 Coagulated

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 15:53

1 x 240Gb SSD - OS, select multiplayer games, applications

1 x 750Gb 5400rpm HDD - downloads, singleplayer games and the odd MP game I don't play very often

1 x 1Tb External - music library, films, TV and a few singeplayer games.

 

I need to get some more storage because not only am I starting to run out, but the 750gb will be turning 7 years old this year and is starting to get a bit temperamental :(



#26 x-scratch

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 15:55

1 128gb ssd = kingston hyperx sh103s3120g

 

2 4tb hd = wd red wd40efrx

 

#27 +jamesyfx

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 19:17

I own an SSD but it's just sat in a box somewhere, I still prefer normal hard disk drives for everyday use.

 

I simply own an iMac which has a 500GB drive and a Windows 8 laptop which has a 1TB drive.

 

I don't bother with external drives as I don't keep anything that can't be retrieved online somewhere really.



#28 Raze

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 19:26

1x Western Digital 1TB internal

1x Toshiba 500GB external



#29 SledgeNZ

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 19:41

Desktop
1 x 256GB SSD - O\S and any related installs - 1 partition.
6 x 3TB HDD - Mix of raid for redundancy - 2 partitions.
1 x 2TB HDD - Scratch drive - 1 partition.

Laptop
1 x 256GB SSD - 1 partition.

Kitchen
1 x 120GB SSD - 1 partition.

#30 francescob

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 20:02

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