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For me, the absolute minimum space I can work with is about 100GB, but I'm handling working with 80GB really well. It's not that bad working with 80GB as I don't do anything intensive on here to need a lot more. What can you work with and still feel comfy? 60, 80, 100 or more? On my server I have a 2TB hard drive, because I do very intensive things there, and store years and years worth of data in.

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asked Aug 18 '12 at 15:15

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DJ Scooby Doo


I use to think the more the better but fact is today andim not talking about music or video storage or some such thing talking about whatI can get away with just working my blog email and such it nearly nothing and to be honest the less data the faster your machine runs the fuller (heavey your drives get the more bogged they become..

I can say this for a fact cloud drive and programs on the cloud is going to make computer way faster 90% of everything I do and store is online the less programs loaded on your computer the better off you are many like to use memory even when they are not in use to speed up loading if its a program you only use now and again there will be benefits to your machine to having it run from the cloud rather then using resources needlessly ..

right now I have 60gigs formated for 9 months still only using 13% but there are things I needs to delete and remove I been ignoring for a bit ..

thats not to say we dont have data stored, there is a external drive here with nearly 1tb of MP3 and MP4 that have been collected over the years and heeping shelves bins and boxes of CDs to prove it hehe

needles to sayI am a record tape and CD collector my ablum collection was over 10,000 alone I started collecting whenI was a kid 8 years old and by the time the 90s came around I hada garage and 2 huge storage units full of records cassettes ,8tracks reel to reel and CDs started selling on Ebay the collection is way smaller today ..

any body but me remember getting boxes of cereal I think captin crunch and others just to cut the free records out of the back as I recall it was the late 60's early 70's one of the groups I had a load of cereal records for was the Archie's how Ironic to cut sugar sugar off the back of pre sweetened captain crunch

answered Aug 18 '12 at 15:25

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edited Aug 18 '12 at 15:40

Lmao, 60GBs is a stretch for me, I mean I can handle this 80GB hard-drive fine, but once I fill up those two partitions of popular music, I'll need to buy a new hard drive. I have other musics as well on my Server drive, but you know, I can't just map it to my laptop and just stream music all the time.

(Aug 18 '12 at 18:10) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I have tons and tons of Flash drives and a few External Hard drives because I'm always storing more stuff. And I tend to use Flash Drives for pocket gaming (i.e. I have GTA: SA Installed on a 4GB Flash Drive) to save space because I like to play computer games

answered Aug 18 '12 at 15:43

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I know, I have like 40 flash drives (no joke, I really do), and I do store the things I need on there for example, some ROM's that I'll off load on there for safe keeping, and programs/drivers I'll need for a clean install of Windows.

(Aug 18 '12 at 18:09) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I have a 120gb with 2 OSs and a 40gb for image storage and I'm cutting it pretty close. I'm using 3 cloud services and looking for a solution for a CC and GPL texture repository so modders will have Megatexture stamps for the Id Tech 5 engine. If you know of a free site that allows a lot of downloadable content or know of one already in place I could use a heads up.

answered Aug 18 '12 at 16:24

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Hmm, I know Dev-Host gives you 10GB out of the bat, give it a look: http://d-h.st/ If you're not familiar with Dev-Host, this is where many of the XDA developers upload their ROM's, so it's pretty safe if you check around the forums.

(Aug 18 '12 at 18:07) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

10 gigs is pretty good. I'll check it out. Thanx.

(Aug 18 '12 at 18:27) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image

I'm a fan of BayFiles, 5GB Max per file and unlimited space. It's like MediaFire but more space and they don't remove nulled scripts and pirated files. http://BayFiles.com/

(Aug 18 '12 at 18:50) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Unlimited? Wow! Thanks.

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:25) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image

@Lacobus, not free, You'd have to pay for that privilege. Also, according to their TOS, they delete files after 30 days of it's last download. " However, this deletion shall only take place after 30 days have passed since the end of the last download. If a file has not been accessed for download, the minimum storage period of 30 days shall begin with the completion of upload."

(Aug 18 '12 at 19:31) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

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What do you think? :D

answered Aug 18 '12 at 17:28

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Looks like my server drives, lmao.

(Aug 18 '12 at 18:06) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

These are all local in my main machine :D

(Aug 19 '12 at 03:06) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

i can get away for c with 120 to 140 depending on what's installed. i will never use the cloud. i would never recommend the cloud. way to many data breaches to trust it.

answered Aug 18 '12 at 20:23

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Dr Giggles

I mean the cloud is good for small files, something that's not in the Gigs, because we don't have good upload speeds. Even 5MB upload speeds would take maybe half an hour or more to upload a gig file.

(Aug 18 '12 at 21:14) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Eh, If I just needed to run a few things or there was a specific reason I'm using something, probably about 25GBs. I keep my music and videos in the cloud (it's fine just keep your personal stuff of it).

For any type of development environment... I've worked with about 40GBs before. As long as you're willing to store your large files, i.e. media files, in the cloud you should have no problems.

For regular usage, my main partition has only around 100GB dedicated to it. I have other partitions for media and backups. But like I said, the cloud is your friend so long as you use it correctly and know what to, and not to, put on it.

answered Aug 18 '12 at 21:07

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I mean I could manage with this 80GB drive, I mean I don't really store anything on here except Windows and some music. I know for professional environments they usually like to give out 40GB-120GB drives. Anything more would be more expensive for them because basically what they're doing is just Excel and whatnot. I'm more of your regular usage, but it's whatever to me until I actually need to download something that's 8GB then I'll be in some deep shit.

(Aug 18 '12 at 21:13) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I usually keep things until I don't use them regularly, If I think I may need it later it just goes onto a different partition or my NAS. Occasionally things go up to my server but it isn't very often that there's anything that huge/important but it does crop up on occasion.

Now my Win7 gaming partition is another story... That thing is a nightmare, I should go through it but... It probably won't happen for a while.

(Aug 18 '12 at 21:21) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

For me. All I need is an Operating system and the internet, and that's it. But in case I need to do some things, I'd say about 20GB is the least I can work with. (Excluding the operating system and everything else needed to run the computer.)

answered Aug 19 '12 at 00:05

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Curtis Coburn

20 Gigs eh? Well that sounds about right for the average person on their laptops. Not that many people DO need the 250GB+ of HDD they get standard. I certainly need a bit more, but it's good you know what you use.

(Aug 19 '12 at 00:22) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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