Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Marri, Feb 16, 2009.
Lol, a Stuff folder and a Crap folder, we're very alike. :wanker:
-- C:\ contains Utilities, Windows, and Non-gaming applications.
-- E:\ contains older, less graphically intensive games (including games that have compatability issues).
-- F:\ contains the newest games.
-- Music\Soundtracks\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Music\Singles\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Music\Playlists\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Videos\Movies\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Videos\Internet Clips\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Videos\Trailers\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Videos\Misc.\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Pictures\Art\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Pictures\Screenshots\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Pictures\Wallpapers\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Comics\Webcomics\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Comics\Printed Comics\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Scrapbook\Articles\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Scrapbook\Speeches\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Scrapbook\Word Documents\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Scrapbook\Maps\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Scrapbook\Misc.\ [Sorted by Name]
-- School\Semester One, 2009\ [Sorted by Subject Name]
-- School\Semester Two, 2009\ [Sorted by Subject Name]
-- School\Degree Planning\ [Sorted by Name]
-- School\Notices and Events\ [Sorted by Date]
-- School\Academic Awards\ [Sorted by Date]
-- Games\ [Sorted by Developers]
-- Games\Utilities/ [Sorted by Game]
-- Games\Utilities\Benchmarking Tools\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Other\Video Editing\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Other\Sound Editing\ [Sorted by Name]
-- Other\Downloading Tools\ [Sorted by Name]
I have this compulsive need to categorise everything in my computer and there isn't an icon, folder, or file out of place. This apparent disorder is made even more apparent since I exclusively use SlickRun to launch my folders and applications.
my 1tb drive is partitioned in 2, C: & D:
my C: partition is only 30gb formatted Fat32 and contains only Windows.
all my games as seen on the screenshot above are actually located in D:\
when its time to install windows i format C: completely and install windows.
90% of the games on D: works just fine without reinstalling them again so i don't bother reinstalling them and waste my time, only 2 or 3 games will require reinstallation, no big deal.
btw i don't backup to DVD-R, every 6 months i buy an HDD and backup my stuff there, it's much more reliable and quicker than having to search for 100000000 dvdz or having to burn 500gb on dvdz which is time consuming then i put the HDD somewhere safe along with the other HDDs and use it only when needed, my PC contains 2 HDD Caddies.
-HD 1 300GB
C: 25GB default OS currently Windows 7. No data, no programs (except the anti virus)
D: 235GB programs (anything that is installed like all applications and all games) accessible by either OS
E: 20GB Data The "My Documents" folder is here, which contains my emails, my pictures, my music accessible by either OS. Anything irreplaceable is here and everything here is irreplaceable.
-HD 2 320GB
C: 5GB (It is C when I boot to it only otherwise it is hidden) This is the previous OS for applications that do not run on the new OS anymore, currently XP pro
S: 295GB for storage This contains the pagefile, and a Storage folder. All downloads are in this folder. All backups (automated) of E and all images of the OS partition are here.
-HD 3 500GB
The first 2 partitions are for Linux (20GB).
Z: 450GB for automated backups
When re-installing an OS, the data or programs are untouched.
Since the OS partition does not contain any programs or data, it is small and the size of the image file is small and fast to restore or create.
Things that I can download, or re-install from CD or DVD, are not backed up. I only backup data that cannot be replaced.
The backups are daily and incremental.
The third drive is a secondary backup (backup of backups!) to protect against HD hardware failure (I do not believe in RAID1 for a home PC).
C- XP, programs, games
D- downloads, videos, torrents, music
E2- Work files, personal stuff
F- digital photos and static files.
Works for me.
We think alike - i think.
C: Vista64, Apps
D: Games, Downloads before they are organized
E: Backup, Install files, Pictures
C: OS, apps, media.
D: Back up of media and some apps.
All my music is organized by iTunes and all of my games are steam games.
I may go with a 3 drive (OS, Apps, Back-up) set-up later
640GB Black Caviar
C:/ Windows and all my application programs (35Gb)
D:/ Games (mostly)
E:/ Downloads, Movies, my old games before I bought the Black Caviar, etc.
Windows XP 32-bit + SP3
- sub folders
I think I have my HDD pretty well organised.
c: 80GB @ 10k RPM
Main OS install, drivers, key programs (benchmarking, teamspeak, Antivirus, etc)
D: 750GB @ 7200 RPM
Games, Roms, Multimedia, and backup folder containing any files to be kept in case of full re-format of C:
All drives fully de-fragmented.
my laptop's more simplistic. C: Frozen XP-sp3 (deepfreeze)
D: tv-dvd box sets videos, emulation classic games/adventure games, firefox, music
C: vista, installed applications, documents, pictures
D: music, isntalled games and their images, downloaded crap, software utilities
C: OS / APPS / GAMES
D: Downloads / Documents
External HDD: Films / Pictures / Camcorder Files etc.
Well Im one of the few that uses a small hard drive. I have a 80GB Seagate SATA drive that I have used since 2002 I think. I can't for the life of me even dream of needing a TB drive. I have 30GB of free space on my 80GB drive. I only have games installed that I actually play. I don't keep movies on my hard drive as I burn them to a DVD+R and if I want to see it just plop it in my DVD drive. I have about 10GB worth of songs on my drive. This is like your basement, some people have it full of crap that they never use or look at. I have a clean basement =)
Hobo (C:186GB) XP Pro x64 - installed games/programs
Poop (D:465GB) All my graphic design work/client work/website files/photography photos/school semester files/and all my game backups
Bong (E:698GB) Movie:548GB/Music98.1GB
Pongo (F:298GB) Vista Home Premium x64 - installed games/programs
SNUGGLES (H:931GB) Total backup of my Bong hard drive
Popcorn (I:931GB) Total backup of my Poop hard drive
C: => Windows + Applications + Benchmarks
D: => Games + Steam
F: => Music + Downloads
G: => Backup on Games and PSP Games
H: => Movies + Anime
6 Hard Drives in my main PC:
WD Raptor -> Windows XP + Applications
Samsung 640 -> Empty basically. I use it mostly for back up and other tasks (compress-uncompress, video encoding etc).
Seagate 500 -> Games (it's a 7200.11 one. Still working somehow)
1st WDC 640 -> Storage (Downloads + Utilities + Documents etc)
2st WDC 640 -> Movies (HD + DVD Rips)
3rd WDC 640 -> TV Series
No partitions whatsoever. I also have an external WD Elements hard drive but I only use it to trnsfer files (it's just 160GB)
HDD-3 External 1tb