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good point.... Well i think i might use my current system, minus the GFX card and plus a nice 160GB HD and turn it into a media center, do you guys have any other suggestions for if i wanted my sig rig to be a PVR?
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i got a 320 and 160 in my pc both 80% full and in my server i got 500gigs of space 60% full. Install 5 or 6 games they take up alot the newer games. And if you backup your movies thier 4 gigs a movie or more.
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i run a dvr on my box and it kicks like hardsoftware said, it kicks tivo's ass. and plus i have a spare computer sitting around $100 for a tuner $150 for 500 gigs, for 250 i get a more useful dvr and it is cheaper, and no monthly subscription fees like cable and tivo dvrs have.
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alright thanks alot guys
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I have a total of 6.60GB of free space on my drives. I have no movie's, and very little music(maybe 2GB), the rest is mostly games, game files, emulation software, and mods...And I have stacks of disks full of the same. I need to get a HDD(or 3) that big...just been spending more on my truck and my Magic Card collection than on my pc lately.
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post #26 of 68
One movie in HD takes up about 12GB. I think I've said all I need to here.
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I do some amateur video editing and i can tell you that the last film i shooted was at 640x480/very crappy resolution in terms of image quality) and had 10 minutes.
Just the files themselves?
10GB for 10 minutes at 640x480.
Now imagine 10 minutes at 1080i(i'm not even doing the math or else you would faint....)
post #28 of 68
I do 1080 and 720p.

I Shot/Recorded 60 minutes of mixed 720p 24p and 60p, slow mow, 480 DVCpro on set yesterday . Didn't do 1080p...

24gigs of raw footage. Lucky for me my Hi-Def Codec is better than AVI files. xD

But, 24 gigs out of 100? I guess all of these posts illustrate the need for more space.
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post #29 of 68
Q: What do computers and women have in common?

A: The both prefer 5 1/4 inch Hard Drives over 3 1/2 inch floppies.

And to answer your question:

Most people don't need huge hard drives, but this is a relative term, however. The HDD on my old rig is 120GB, and haven't even come close to filling it. I just put 2x160GB HDD's on my new rig, and that should be more than enough. But, I also don't store High-Def video/movies or do much image rendering. People that do these things need significantly more space than other users. For me, I install games as fully to the HD as possible, but games usually don't take up more than 5GB or so. So maybe if you have a lot of games that you are installing on full, a larger HD may be required as well.
    
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I do some amateur video editing and i can tell you that the last film i shooted was at 640x480/very crappy resolution in terms of image quality) and had 10 minutes.
Just the files themselves?
10GB for 10 minutes at 640x480.
Now imagine 10 minutes at 1080i(i'm not even doing the math or else you would faint....)
How could that be? Blu-ray movies are like 25gb for a full movie and features, how does 10 minutes of 640x480 get to 10gb? Im not saying you're wrong, but am I missing something?
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