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.
Answer by jadtechnic · Aug 18, 2012 at 04:25 PM
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
Answer by Cameron · Aug 18, 2012 at 04:43 PM
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
Answer by ClosetFuturist · Aug 18, 2012 at 05:24 PM
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.
Answer by Zbob750 · Aug 18, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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.
Answer by Curtis Coburn · Aug 19, 2012 at 01:05 AM
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.)
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