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Hello,

 

Here is the configuration on my primary desktop computer:

1 × 480GB M.2 2280 SSD - C:\ - Operating system and applications

1 × BD-RE - D:\ - Blu-ray drive

1 × 6TB 3.5" HDD - E:\ - Data; F:\ - Downloads; V:\ - Virtual Machines

1 × 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD - G:\ - Games

2 × 5TB 2.5" HDD (USB 3.0) - backups of E:\, F:\, and V:\ (frequent rotation)

1 × 4TB 2.5" HDD (USB 3.0 - backup of E:\ and V:\ (infrequent rotation)

4 × 2TB 2.5" SSHD - Z:\ (experimenting with RAID, currently configured as 8TB RAID0).

The last item is new and something I'm just playing with to get an idea of how different RAID levels and stripe sizes perform for my use.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

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Damn here I am all excited about having a 2 TB SECOND HD lol that's nothing compared to what everyone else has lol. Good stuff!

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Porn...lots and lots of porn....

 

On a serious note, only second hard drive I have is for file storage/external storage and backups.

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On 6/11/2017 at 11:00 AM, thisdude said:

I know this is a super geeky question but whatever. So I recently installed a 2nd HDD (2TB) because my main SSD M.2 (512GB) was close to maxing out. I'm curious how others use their 2nd hds on their computers. I've never more than 1 installed, other than externals for backing up.

 

But do you just put your games on your 2nd drive, downloads folder. And what issue have you had with having a 2nd HDD. Thanks.

My system no longer has multiple hard disks, but when I did use this method I would always have my OS, games and programs on the main C drive; then allocate the extra drive for downloads, large files, game backups, etc. Now I just have a system drive and use a NAS for the extra stuff.

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4 terabyte for TV and 4 terabyte for Movies plus the rest.

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I mean, seriously guys, if this were 10 years ago, at least 5 of you would say porn!

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On 6/11/2017 at 3:00 PM, thisdude said:

Now that I have a 2TB drive I think I might rip my DVDs to it. Can anyone recommend an easy ripper for this?

I've always preferred Handbreak to rip my DVD/Bluerays to MKV (mp4 is an option as well)

paired with DVD Fab which offers their disc decrypter for free now, it's a win-win for dvd/blueray ripping :)

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16 hours ago, techbeck said:

Porn...lots and lots of porn....

 

On a serious note, only second hard drive I have is for file storage/external storage and backups.

The only honest folk here! :punk:

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2 SSD on raid 0, was cheaper to buy a 2nd one than a new larger one. So 2x 480GB for Windows, softwares, games 1 VM and database.

2 HDD 2TB on raid 1 for profile folders (Desktop, Documents, Music and Pictures)

1 HDD 4TB for Movies folder. This one is used for Video producing and all video medias and cache.

 

SSD for progs and hdd for storage.

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WHich computer? :) 

home: 512 SSD  OS / Boot / handful of games

1TB HDD Backup of Boot drive above

old 2TB HDD downloads, junk, 

3TB HDD -Family Pictures -Work files

6TB NAS in RAID  - Backup for all above with Home logon  // WOrk logon has backup from work Point of Sale server // Laptop backup

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Laptop

512 SSD OS

512 SSD backup / downloads /etc <--backs up to above NAS

______________________________________________________________

 

Work: Point of Sale Server

600 GB 15,000K  RAID OS / Point of Sale Software /SQL 

600 GB 15,000K  RAID

600 GB 15,000K standby Hot swap 

2TB HDD 7200K Backup  <---backs up offsite to above NAS at home

1TB USB / Backup

 

 

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On 6/15/2017 at 10:55 PM, techbeck said:

Porn...lots and lots of porn....

 

On a serious note, only second hard drive I have is for file storage/external storage and backups.

HAHA that totally made me laugh out loud!

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On 6/16/2017 at 4:34 PM, Draconian Guppy said:

I mean, seriously guys, if this were 10 years ago, at least 5 of you would say porn!

10 years ago, storage needed more planning since drives were smaller and more expensive. And long ago it might have been the only interesting thing on the internet!

 

Someday some government body should give an Oscar type medal to the porn industry for covering the cost of early internet infrastructure and build out. I think it reached 50% of internet traffic at one point? Then came spam as the bandwidth king but they were just leaching. And now it's Netflix. About 60% I recall reading.

 

So if you follow that possibly incorrect and definitely twisted logic, the answer to why nobody mentioned porn is Netflix!

 

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On 2017-6-17 at 8:05 PM, DevTech said:

10 years ago, storage needed more planning since drives were smaller and more expensive. And long ago it might have been the only interesting thing on the internet!

 

Someday some government body should give an Oscar type medal to the porn industry for covering the cost of early internet infrastructure and build out. I think it reached 50% of internet traffic at one point? Then came spam as the bandwidth king but they were just leaching. And now it's Netflix. About 60% I recall reading.

 

So if you follow that possibly incorrect and definitely twisted logic, the answer to why nobody mentioned porn is Netflix!

 

or, because we can now stream porn instead of download?

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2 hours ago, Draconian Guppy said:

or, because we can now stream porn instead of download?

I think I was going for a much more complicated modern matrix.

 

More like binge watching TV series on Netflix is being added to the range of "basic" human activities that would compete with porn...

 

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I have 4 drives:

C:\ 500GB SSD --> OS, all applications

D:\ 500GB SSD --> Games, if I have to re-install the PC, I don't need to re-download all those GB of games from Steam and other stores

E:\ 6TB HDD --> Personal data like documents, pictures, scans, etc...

F:\ 6TB HDD --> clone of E:\, regular backups run from E:\ to F:\

 

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Porn SSD - 
regular (acceptable) porn - 1TB SSD

S&M porn - 1TB SSD
midget porn - 1TB SSD
animal porn - 512GB SSD
funeral porn - 2TB SSD 6TB SSD in 5x 2TB RAID 6 (cant lose that stuff !)
wedding porn - 120GB SSD (boring cause of all the crying)
food porn - 2TB SSD
snuff porn - 2TB SSD
foreign porn - 2TB SSD
illegal porn -  500GB SSD
asian porn - 32MB USB flash drive
geriatric porn - old 3.5" floppy    (see what I did there :p  )

 

 

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