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    Your Disk Storage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Anderson View Post
    So... I basically found an old HDD of mine, it had loads of old stuff (...).
    Hey AnimeBeoples. I’d like to ask about how you deal with disk space at home.

    Do you prefer magnetic hard disks or solid-state drives (SSD)?

    How much storage space does your current primary fixed disk have?

    How many external drives do you have in active use? Their sizes?

    What is the volume of your biggest USB thumb drive (memory stick)? Do you use it only for data transfer or also data storage?

    How do you deal with your older HDDs, thumb drives etc. that still work okay but can only hold a fraction (say, less than one fourth) of the data amount stored on any of those devices you have in active use?

    I finally reached the level of terabytes, like, maybe two years ago and I’m sort of wondering whether there is any practical use for my older storage devices, especially those that hold less than 200 megabytes each. Also, I’m generally curious about people’s preferences and solutions. And I have been very close to getting an SSD but still decided to wait and see how they are, compared to magnetic hard disks.
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    I have a 490 GB SSD which, over 2 volumes, holds my OS and programs.
    I have a 980 GB SSD for my games.
    I have a 2 TB HDD*
    I have 2 8 TB HDDs about to be set up in RAID 1, though I'd love to get a 3rd for RAID 5
    I have a 5 TB external HDD containing my anime, though I want to transfer that to my RAID

    For pen drives I have a Kingston Traveler of 32 GB, it's my emergency recovery stick so it holds a multiboot of several Linux distros, tools and anti-virus.
    I also have a 64 GB stick that has a bunch of portable apps and I use to transfer files between my phone and PC mostly.

    * I actually had 2 old HDDs (500 GB and 750 GB) in my PC but together with the external HDD from the quote I transferred everything to the 2 TB one and put that in my case instead.

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    980GB SSD

    I have a 256gb SSD in my macbook for and a 1tb external HDD for audio samples. Only have a 8gb USB on me for small install files I need at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by “Silęs View Post
    980GB SSD
    I found the 490 for cheap, was quite happy with it so a week later I wanted to buy a 2nd one, but then then 980 one was on an even bigger sale. SOLD

    Do you prefer magnetic hard disks or solid-state drives (SSD)?
    When practical, I prefer SSD. They're much faster and should generally live just as long as ye old HDD. Though, of course, they're more expensive and might simply not be an option.

    How much storage space does your current primary fixed disk have
    I guess that would be my 490 GB SSD (as it houses the OS).

    How many external drives do you have in active use? Their sizes?
    A single 5 GB HDD.

    How do you deal with your older HDDs, thumb drives etc. that still work okay but can only hold a fraction (say, less than one fourth) of the data amount stored on any of those devices you have in active use?
    Generally I try to move as much data to as large as possible drives so I have a fewer number of drives in use (see my earlier post going from 2 older in active- and 1 bigger in dis-use to the bigger one in active use and the older 2 not in use).

    ... I'm sort of wondering whether there is any practical use for my older storage devices...
    Well unless you're planning on building your own dedicated machine for something specific or have older hardware you want to keep in working order; probably not much practical use..
    Last edited by Mr.Anderson; 9 Dec 2017 at 3:30 pm. Reason: Maybe I should try answering some of the questions too?

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    I've just recently (last Monday), implemented a single 1TB SSD. But Also use a 3TB HDD
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