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I was wondering, what do most people use large storage drives for? Like 1tb+?
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post #2 of 11
Movies(got a 2tb filled and another on its way), photos(RAW photos take up 20-30MB each, have 460GB worth), games(130GB worth), music(40GB worth), and finally back ups(of said photos and music and games and some of the some movies). Also I have 1 of my 1TB drives for downloads and projects and virtual machines.

That's just me though. I can't wait for 10TB Drives!
post #3 of 11
I need to get a 1tb just for my games. My current 500gb would be perfect for my music.

My one friend has over 3tb in JUST games
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post #4 of 11
I use different 1TB drives for multi-boot and experimenting with various Linux distros mostly, as well as games (which take up over a terabyte of space overall). I have some low-power 2TB drives as well for ripping movies off my DVDs and music off my CDs to my PC.

EDIT: as of now, I'm about to fill up my 2x 2TB drives out of the 3 I have.
Edited by Am* - 7/22/11 at 1:48am
    
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post #5 of 11
Multimedia mostly. Movies, TV shows and music. I have 6TB in my media server
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post #6 of 11
I just buy the biggest I can afford. I use 1TB for mostly movie storage on an external hard disk and the 1TB in my PC has like 50GB used lol.
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post #7 of 11
1:1 BD rips eat 2TB drives like nothing.
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my 2tb is full of music, movies, tv shows, my 1tb is dedicated to games, my 60gig agility is used for my OS, and my 60 gig ssd v now is for games that use it and as a fraps recording dump, once im finished a session i transfer it to my 2tb but fraps really appreciates the fast writes that an ssd gives you
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post #9 of 11
I rip Blu-Rays, they are pretty large files as I do direct rips, I don't re-encode them. I will soon be swappping my 3x 2tb drives for 4x 3tb drives, cause my 6tb are nearly full.
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post #10 of 11
For me - home videos. I didn't really know him, but my Grandpa was really into technology. He got a colour video camera in the 70's. He took many films of holidays and stuff. I've taken all that I was able to convert and stored them in full quality on my main rig and NAS. There's about 800GB of them. (would be far smaller if I converted them to H.264, though)
     
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