How many hd's do you have on your main desktop?

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by bodean, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. bodean

    bodean Master Guru

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    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.
     
  2. mrmonsoon

    mrmonsoon Master Guru

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    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.
     
  3. Barry J

    Barry J Ancient Guru

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    Just ssd's

    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
     
  4. Norvekh

    Norvekh Ancient Guru

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    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.
     

  5. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  6. Subaru Swift

    Subaru Swift Master Guru

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    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.
     
  7. Arctucas

    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    System - 4x 64GB SSD in RAID0

    Backup - 1x 500GB HDD external

    Failsafe - 1x 320GB HDD (disconnected unless needed)
     
  8. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  9. orion24

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    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)
     
  10. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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

  11. roguesn1per

    roguesn1per Ancient Guru

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    120gb SSD - Windows
    14 x 2TB - Linux Isos
    ( running old Cosmos Case with mods to fit all the drives :p )
    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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  12. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    I have:

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

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    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.
     
  14. Varlis

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    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.
     
  15. yosef019

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

    How connect more than 6 hdds
     

  16. bodean

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    whats the purpose having a NAS in a home environment, just curious.
     
  17. scoutingwraith

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    Mainly for backup purposes for laptops and games and blu-ray movies.
     
  18. automaticman

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    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.
     
  19. MfA

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    256GB Corsair Performance Pro - OS, Startup Programs, Key Games
    500GB WD Caviar Black x2 RAID0 - Games & Storage
    2TB WD Caviar Green - Storage & Backup
     
  20. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    2TB Seagate SATA III
    1TB Samsung SATA II
    2 x 160GB SATA II
     

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