2 HDD how do you use it?

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+goretsky    711

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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thisdude    23

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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techbeck    5,105

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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Circaflex    3,010
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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NinjaGinger    170

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

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Draconian Guppy    12,630

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

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Brandon H    1,483
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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Draconian Guppy    12,630
Posted (edited)
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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raid0    19

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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+xrobwx    713

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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thisdude    23
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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+DevTech    852
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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Draconian Guppy    12,630
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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+DevTech    852
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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+Odom    164

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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+T3X4S    4,432

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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Everlive89    2

I really wish Microsoft would introduce something similar to LVM on linux. I love having the ability to have X number of drives all in one volume and create one huge filesystem if I wanted or make them any size you want. :/ 

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JoseyWales    478
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I have 2 ssd's in raid and 3 platters for storage. One I use for games and install all apps like steam to it, best thing for them if you ever have to reinstall the os.. One is for movies, tv and music and the other for files. I set up one drive on it as well as point downloads, docs and the like to that drive. It frees up my raid for things like photoshop and other programs i want to have faster access to.

 

raid 240g x2

1t drive

2t drive

3t drive

 

I plan on upgrading to all 3 t drives at some point. I still have plenty of room left so I'm in no big hurry.

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Everlive89    2
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@ZeGlouminouinteresting! I cannot tell you how many times I have looked for something like that. But yes, I see they say "If a simple volume is not a system volume or boot volume..." I would like it to be able to be the system volume as well but it's a start!

 

For example. /boot on my linux system cannot be a part of a LVM but everything else can. I have three total disks, one shared volume group, and two logical volumes. 

 

[root@jamesbond ~]# pvs 
  PV         VG   Fmt  Attr PSize   PFree
  /dev/sda3  rhel lvm2 a--  464.56g    0 
  /dev/sdb1  rhel lvm2 a--  558.91g    0 
  /dev/sdc1  rhel lvm2 a--  558.91g    0 

 

[root@jamesbond ~]# vgs
  VG   #PV #LV #SN Attr   VSize VFree
  rhel   3   2   0 wz--n- 1.55t    0 

 

[root@jamesbond ~]# lvs
  LV   VG   Attr       LSize Pool Origin Data%  Meta%  Move Log Cpy%Sync Convert
  root rhel -wi-ao---- 1.54t                                                    
  swap rhel -wi-ao---- 7.99g                                                    

 

[root@jamesbond ~]# grep xfs /proc/mounts | grep -v selinux
/dev/mapper/rhel-root / xfs rw,seclabel,relatime,attr2,inode64,noquota 0 0
/dev/sda2 /boot xfs rw,seclabel,relatime,attr2,inode64,noquota 0 0
 

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+T3X4S    4,432
2 hours ago, Everlive89 said:

I really wish Microsoft would introduce something similar to LVM on linux. I love having the ability to have X number of drives all in one volume and create one huge filesystem if I wanted or make them any size you want. :/ 

Uhhh they do.

NVM someone beat me to it

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+goretsky    711

Hello,

 

Try running Manage Storage Spaces from Windows Settings to set up a multi-disk array.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

 

15 hours ago, Everlive89 said:

I really wish Microsoft would introduce something similar to LVM on linux. I love having the ability to have X number of drives all in one volume and create one huge filesystem if I wanted or make them any size you want. :/ 

 

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Dutchie64    487

just to throw in my 7 disks.... ;-P

SSD disk 1: OS + regular applications
HD disk 2: all user related data and profiles. As this has been moved from the C drive, this makes it easier to wipe the OS drive completely. Plus the swapfile, and a small set of portable applications.
SSD disk 3+4: dedicated TEMP volume for various apps. All temporary folders for these apps are moved here. Spanned SSD's for faster access to the temporary work files. Also temp drive for downloads and such.
HD disk 5: video file. This due to the huge files and limited capacity on the server.
HD disk 6: backup disk for server and some local data
HD disk 7: second (off site) backup disk.

And the server is a 4 HD disk RAID 10, 6TB setup where the 'regular' project data is stored.

Works for me ;-)

And @Everlive89: Like many said this is possible. Have look at the disk manager as well for dynamic disks and spanned volumes. It's all there, but not much known.

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