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How many hd's do you have on your main desktop?
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Default How many hd's do you have on your main desktop? - 08-22-2012, 18:55 | posts: 779 | Location: Chicago, IL

How many HD's (size, ssd or not) do you have on your home system?

Currently have a 120SSD for windows, and 2 1tb drives. They are not Sata 6.0, but 3.0). Thinking of just buying a Sata 6.0 2TB, partition it, and be done with it.
   
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Smile 08-22-2012, 21:12 | posts: 697

Personally, my primary rig has 4X corsair ssd's all feed a areca 1213-4i raid card in a raid 0 configuration.

If you do get a single 2tb drive, use your 2 1tb dries as backup storage.

Put all files/music/video's.. on them and then remove them from the computer-when it is off-and wrap them in soft towels to protect them until they are needed.
   
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Just ssd's
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Default Just ssd's - 08-22-2012, 21:34 | posts: 1,530 | Location: Ipswich UK

Samsung 830 128gb c:
Crucial m4 128gb d:
Crucial m4 64gb e:
Ocz vertex2 60gb f:

Will upgrade vertex2 to a 128gb ssd when I need more space
   
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Default 08-22-2012, 22:27 | posts: 2,667 | Location: Ohio

I need to get either some external cases or a NAS of some kind because I have more drives than bays and ports at the moment.

As it stands:

160GB OCZ Vertex 2 - system drive
750GB Seagate FreeAgent Pro via eSATA - storage
2TB Seagate - storage
1TB WD Black - Steam games only pretty much
1.5TB Samsung - storage
1TB WD Black - storage
2TB Seagate - storage
60GB OCZ Vertex Plus - srcds

And in a box waiting to be used:

500GB Seagate Momentus XT - backup laptop drive at the moment
160GB Fujitsu laptop drive - a really old laptop image but I honestly can't think of much use for it given the tiny size
250GB Seagate Momentus - original drive to the laptop
500GB Seagate 7200.11 - Linux distros and Windows install disc ISO backups
1TB Seagate 7200.11 - storage waiting to be installed
750GB Seagate 7200.10 - storage waiting to be installed

Ideally, I'd like a proper server box for most of these. But, as it stands, it would be just fine to have them in external boxes on the main machine as it really is a shame to not be using them.
   
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Default 08-22-2012, 23:01 | posts: 4,135 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

1 x 750 GB HDD
4 x 1 TB HDD
All separate.
1 with Win7/Steam. 1 with my old Vista32 install. 1 with music/Cubase projects on (750). 1 with Tv shows/films, 1 for backup.
   
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Default 08-22-2012, 23:07 | posts: 931 | Location: UK - Staffordshire \ bromsgrove

main drive 500GB WD for windows 7
500GB WD for xp pro 64 bit
2TB wd for back ups & some music \ videos
1tb for storage of iso programs ( i am a pc tech so i have a few programs knocking about )
2tb ext drive for all sorts.

& a few little 20gb too 200 gb ext hard drives for my work & a few flash pens.
   
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Default 08-22-2012, 23:30 | posts: 1,824

System - 4x 64GB SSD in RAID0

Backup - 1x 500GB HDD external

Failsafe - 1x 320GB HDD (disconnected unless needed)
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 00:49 | posts: 5,815 | Location: Tacoma, Washington

My storage configuration,

Rig:

2x 180GB SSDs in RAID 0
2x 1TB Western Digital Blacks for storage.

Other storage:
2x 1TB Western Digital Greens in RAID 0 on NAS.
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 01:13 | posts: 816 | Location: Greece

1. Corsair Force GS 240GB (OS drive)
2. Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TBx2 RAID-0 (Gaming)
3. Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TBx2 RAID-1 (Documents & important files)
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TBx2 stand-alones (General storage)

Total 1 SSD, 6 HDDs, 8,24TB (and can barely handle my storage needs)
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 02:00 | posts: 9,432 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

Making an external NAS station for my PC that will contain 8x1TB WD Black Drives.
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 02:30 | posts: 9,514 | Location: Aussie Perth WA

120gb SSD - Windows
14 x 2TB - Linux Isos
( running old Cosmos Case with mods to fit all the drives )
M1015 With LSI firmware with Sata breakout cables
Soon to be Highpoint RAID Card.


All 14 drives are running standalone, soon to be Raid 5 or Raid 6.

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Default 08-23-2012, 02:43 | posts: 15,585 | Location: US East Coast

I have:

1 Crucial M4 256gb
1 Crucial M4 64gb
2 WD Caviar Black 500GB...1 of which is currently disconnected.


   
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Default 08-23-2012, 02:45 | posts: 5,804 | Location: Sandbox

Very simple setup for me, 1TB caviar black for the os, programs and games. One 1TB for movies and another 2TB for tv and documentaries. Use external hdds for backup and they're not switched on unless needed for backup and restore.
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 03:31 | posts: 121 | Location: Asia

1. 64GB Vertex2 for OS and key programs
2. 1TB WD for installed games and regularly used stuff
3. 2x2TB WD Storage in RAID 1 for storage of everything. Sitting in a separately powered and cooled external case, disconnected unless needed.

Nothing fancy.
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 04:05 | posts: 1,576 | Location: Israel - Haifa

60 gb ssd ocz agility 3
2tb hdd
Planing buy another 2 tb

How connect more than 6 hdds
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 04:57 | posts: 779 | Location: Chicago, IL

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Making an external NAS station for my PC that will contain 8x1TB WD Black Drives.
whats the purpose having a NAS in a home environment, just curious.
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 05:48 | posts: 9,432 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

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whats the purpose having a NAS in a home environment, just curious.
Mainly for backup purposes for laptops and games and blu-ray movies.
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 06:54 | posts: 779 | Location: Orange County, CA

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Making an external NAS station for my PC that will contain 8x1TB WD Black Drives.

You might look into the new NAS specific WD Red drives for that application.



I have:
128GB Samsung 830 -OS
640GB WD Blue, accelerated by 64GB Vertex 2 - Games
128GB Velociraptor (temporary) - Important documents
1TB WD Green - Media storage, mainly backup for HTPC
2TB Samsung F4 - Music and Media, most duplicated on HTPC

My old documents drive blew up right when HDD prices went through the roof, I'll eventually replace the Raptor with another 1 or 2 TB 7200 rpm drive.

I have another drive stashed away with the backup of my old doc's drive, but I can't unpack it all until I replace the raptor.
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 12:06 | posts: 971 | Location: Istanbul

256GB Corsair Performance Pro - OS, Startup Programs, Key Games
500GB WD Caviar Black x2 RAID0 - Games & Storage
2TB WD Caviar Green - Storage & Backup
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 12:12 | posts: 4,781 | Location: 127.0.0.1

2TB Seagate SATA III
1TB Samsung SATA II
2 x 160GB SATA II
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 13:51 | posts: 9,007 | Location: United kingdom

1x300 raptor,1x1tb ,1x 2tb in my main pc and a load of drives in nas,proxy server etc
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 14:16 | posts: 554 | Location: michigan

1. Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe SSD 120gb main drive
2. Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe SSD 60gb scratch drive for photoshop
3. WD Black 1tb for storage.
   
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Default 08-23-2012, 18:08 | posts: 2,767 | Location: Belgium

320 GB internal
17 TB external (1 TB + 4x1.5 TB + 5x2 TB)
   
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Default 08-27-2012, 01:06 | posts: 60 | Location: UK: Peterborough

1 x Crucial m4 120gb ssd for O/S
2 x Seagate Barracuda green 2tb for storage and files

all SATA 3 6.0gb
   
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Default 11-14-2012, 13:14 | posts: 5,067 | Location: England

Used to have loads, then i switched to NAS.

Computer:
3 x 1TB RAID 5 (OS and Programs)
1 x 1TB (Game ISO storage)
1 x 1TB (Game & Software storage)

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