Jump to content


Photo

The HDD thread


  • Please log in to reply
294 replies to this topic

#1 Chr0n0

Chr0n0

    7th gen member

  • HPS
  • 29 posts

Posted 12 March 2005 - 04:03 AM

I noticed when I got back home in Asia after finishing my studied in the states that everyone around here (at least my friends) uses 2.5" (Laptop) HD as a mean to exchange data with each other.

They literally carry them 2.5"s in their pockets (I'm referring to HD, not something else <_<)
The casing and USB connectivity makes it really convenient too

So anyways, considering the price, its actually a lot cheaper than carrying USB flash drives ne?
Consider the fact that that the cheapest 512mb USB flash drive (generic brand) around here costs around HKD300 (almost USD 40)
I bought a Hitachi 2.5" 80GB 5400rpm 8mb cache yesterday complete with the USB casing for HKD 1115 (roughly USD 140), complete with 3 years manufacturer's warranty.

same ease of connectivity (both being USB, just plug-and-pray it works) XP
the HD is a bit over 3x the price of the mentioned USB drive, but carries over 150 times the capacity.
(well, the size factor? its comparable to my wallet... only much less thinner, since my wallet carries too much bills... ~.~)

I wonder why this method of data storage isnt widely (or perhaps not even used) in America? hmmmm
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
~人間玩具Chr0n0~
Founder & Scanner, DPG
Translator & Procastrinator, Mangaproject
Timer & Encoder & Tea Server, HPS

#2 agb

agb

    3rd gen member

  • Senpai
  • 306 posts

Posted 12 March 2005 - 05:01 AM

I noticed the same thing when I visited my cousin in TW a couple of yrs ago. I think it's cool, but until recently it was not too practical. The drives maxed out at 40GB and cost about 600$ US. But now they are much cheaper and capacity has reached 120GB.

I don't really use it because I'm not in school anymore and don't have that much data to shuttle around. I use CF and SD for carrying data so that I can view them on my PDA (I watch a lot of my anime on PDA on the subway). However, if I was still in school and wanted to just carry data around between school and home machine, I'd use that. But for work, the spare space on the CF and SD is usually more than enough.

#3 myrle

myrle

    6th gen member

  • Shinmem
  • 83 posts

Posted 16 July 2005 - 04:33 PM

Posted Image

i'm attempting to clean it of all my videos and crap now ;_;
Posted Image

#4 agb

agb

    3rd gen member

  • Senpai
  • 306 posts

Posted 16 July 2005 - 05:40 PM

I'll let Nyekobug take this one. I only have ~350GB of stuff on my Media center PC, about 10 GB free. ~30GB of stuff on my BT laptop, about 1 GB free. and 370GB on a external HDD, about 10GB free. Every thing else is on DVD's

Edit: Misread the original question, answered the opposite of what was asked :)

#5 yakuruto

yakuruto

    おーはー!

  • Dai-Senpai
  • 599 posts

Posted 16 July 2005 - 06:07 PM

Right now is not so bad, 786MB free on C: (8GB total), 121MB free on D: (10GB total) and 1.43GB free on G: (189GB total). It's almost always like this, as soon as I free some space new stuff is available :ph34r:

The worst situation happend some years ago, before BT saw the light. I was downloading stuff and working on my old laptop when suddenly I had less than 1MB free (damn temporal files :))
Posted Image

#6 qx123

qx123

    Five Tiger Generals

  • Dai-Senpai
  • 1585 posts

Posted 16 July 2005 - 06:32 PM

10 gig left...
Wan le Wan le :)

#7 yots

yots

    4th gen member

  • Senpai
  • 295 posts

Posted 16 July 2005 - 07:57 PM

17.3 giga in total
~3 giga free :)


i want a 100+ giga hard disk :ph34r: :ph34r:

#8 Misaki

Misaki

    Berryzologist

  • Senpai
  • 407 posts

Posted 17 July 2005 - 02:37 AM

C: 23GB free (37 GB total)
D: 21 GB free (37GB total)
F: 16 GB free (185 GB total)
Posted Image

#9 darklord1324

darklord1324

    Auditioning...

  • Shinmem
  • 3 posts

Posted 17 July 2005 - 03:41 AM

i only got 11.4 GB left 37.2 GB in total

#10 nyekobug

nyekobug

    nyekobooger

  • Senpai
  • 511 posts

Posted 17 July 2005 - 05:18 AM

I'll let Nyekobug take this one. I only have ~350GB of stuff on my Media center PC, about 10 GB free. ~30GB of stuff on my BT laptop, about 1 GB free. and 370GB on a external HDD, about 10GB free. Every thing else is on DVD's


Bwahaha, um, alot? :ph34r:

Computers have:
Primary:
(system partition) : 4.02GB / 15.0GB
(data partition) : 2.31GB / 54.5GB
(additional ext. drive) : 48.6GB / 189GB
(additional ext. drive) : 55.3GB / 114GB
(additional ext. drive) : 65.2GB / 279GB

VidServer:
(system drive): 88.3GB / 114GB
(media drive): 188GB / 189GB

FileServer:
(system/bittorrent drive): 20.8GB / 149GB
(cache drive) : 148GB / 149GB
(storage drive) : 1022GB / 1490GB (Teradrive!)

Usenet/Gaming:
(system/download drive) : 20.7GB / 111GB

Totals: ~1663GB / ~2853GB (42% used)

These computers are all networked together, and the Teradrive is only a recent addition, and yes, I do have access to all of this data from one computer :] And unlike agb, i don't have much backed up on DVDs, in fact, I'm backing DVDs up to the Teradrive ;D

-nyekobug
1.95TB uploaded!!!! \^.^/ Unofficially in charge of the HM2000 reseed project. My favorites: infidelguy.com, Digitally Imported FM (my playlist), 2 the Ranting Gryphon and Opie and Anthony. Visit the 塊魂 (Katamari Damashii) message board too!

Server is offline pretty much indefinately for filesharing. Sakura beats my share ratio :(

#11 Amarach

Amarach

    6th gen member

  • Shinmem
  • 50 posts

Posted 17 July 2005 - 06:34 AM

C: 520MB/11.3GB
D: 210MB/7.25GB

*Passes around a collection plate*
Posted Image
You can't run from death forever, but you can make the bastard work for it.
My Personal Site of my life in China
My Art at DeviantArt.Com

#12 Camui

Camui

    Addicted To Hitomi

  • Dai-Senpai
  • 584 posts

Posted 17 July 2005 - 11:16 AM

181GB total space and 2.21GB free.

#13 driler

driler

    5th gen member

  • Uploader
  • 178 posts

Posted 17 July 2005 - 03:53 PM

C: 705Mb free of 18,9GB
D: 1,55GB free of 74,5GB
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#14 isamudyson

isamudyson

    5th gen member

  • Shinmem
  • 146 posts

Posted 17 July 2005 - 06:21 PM

hmmmm

Fileserver
C: 33.1gb/37.2gb
D: 25.7gb/149gb
E: 46.6gb/149gb
F: 15gb/37.2gb
G: 20.4gb/37.2gb
I: 5.53gb/38.3gb

Laptop 1
C: 28.7gb/74.5gb
E:(ipod) 0.020gb/18.5gb
F:(ext) 6.16gb/37.2gb
G:(ext) 6.21gb/37.2gb
I:(ext) 173gb/298gb

Laptop 2 (mac)
C: 12.79gb/55.88gb

Primary
C: 34.1gb/93.1gb
D: 21.3gb/111gb

Personal comp at work
C: 24.2gb/37.2gb
D: 13.5gb/149gb
F: 4.45gb/18.5gb

Total: 470.76gb/1377.98GB (66% used)

30 dvd's Burned
another Ipod just to listen music on
1 40gb hd sitting there cause it can die today or a year from now.
and all are networked so view from one comp like nyekobug

#15 nyekobug

nyekobug

    nyekobooger

  • Senpai
  • 511 posts

Posted 18 July 2005 - 09:39 PM

isamudyson: (heh your name is hard to type out - i kept typing isamundyson):

Nice, gotta love having network shares on your systems. I actually have two iPods - an older 20G (which iTunes decided it needed to be "reconfigured" so it's totally empty) and a shuffle.

I wish I had an infinite-speed network connection, I'd start leasing out space on my server :].

For those of you living in the US, Newegg has some phenomenal deals from time to time on hard drives. I only have to say don't get Maxtors, 'cause I've been burned (literally!) by them and their extremely high power consumption/temperature.

-nyekobug
1.95TB uploaded!!!! \^.^/ Unofficially in charge of the HM2000 reseed project. My favorites: infidelguy.com, Digitally Imported FM (my playlist), 2 the Ranting Gryphon and Opie and Anthony. Visit the 塊魂 (Katamari Damashii) message board too!

Server is offline pretty much indefinately for filesharing. Sakura beats my share ratio :(

#16 isamudyson

isamudyson

    5th gen member

  • Shinmem
  • 146 posts

Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:35 AM

Nyekobug: yah My old Ipod is also a old 2nd Gen 20gb but only using it for storage because the battery life is only like 4 hrs now. my new one is a 4gen 20gb

Yeah Newegg very decent in prices. sadly they stopped totally having free shipping ^_^

#17 agb

agb

    3rd gen member

  • Senpai
  • 306 posts

Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:38 AM

I wish I had an infinite-speed network connection, I'd start leasing out space on my server :].

If I had infinite bandwidth, I think I would fill my HDD even faster ^_^

#18 nyekobug

nyekobug

    nyekobooger

  • Senpai
  • 511 posts

Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:13 AM

If I had infinite bandwidth, I think I would fill my HDD even faster  ^_^


That is true... I'd probably fill mine pretty damn quickly too. Of course, I am *such* a packrat, I'd just get more drives... and more drives...

You know Fry's is selling a Buffalo Terastation for like $700 or so (up to gigabit-network storage solution, supports up to 1TB or various other raid configurations over four drives.

-nyekobug
1.95TB uploaded!!!! \^.^/ Unofficially in charge of the HM2000 reseed project. My favorites: infidelguy.com, Digitally Imported FM (my playlist), 2 the Ranting Gryphon and Opie and Anthony. Visit the 塊魂 (Katamari Damashii) message board too!

Server is offline pretty much indefinately for filesharing. Sakura beats my share ratio :(

#19 RyeCrimsonMoon

RyeCrimsonMoon

    RyeCrimsonMooch

  • Senpai
  • 1350 posts

Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:39 AM

20.2GB/70.9GB

Heh, and that's after I cleared up some space ^_^ Of course, I'm downloading a lot now ^^;

#20 綺麗な氷

綺麗な氷

    Druidist follower of the Goddess Kago

  • Senpai
  • 3252 posts

Posted 19 July 2005 - 06:48 AM

Oh crap. Thanks for reminding me.
I only have 5 GB left.
I have a 120 GB HDD.
Hmmm....perhaps i'll unistall Visual Studio for now. :wub:
Mo ghrá thú, a Ai Kago
New signature coming probably never! :D




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users