How much data do you store on your primary home desktop?

How much data do you store on your primary home desktop? (Not server)

  • 1 GB to 100 GB

    Votes: 5 8.1%
  • 101 GB to 200 GB

    Votes: 3 4.8%
  • 201 GB to 400 GB

    Votes: 10 16.1%
  • 401 GB to 800GB

    Votes: 12 19.4%
  • 801 GB to 1200 GB

    Votes: 4 6.5%
  • 1201 GB to 1600 GB

    Votes: 3 4.8%
  • 1601 GB to 2000GB

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • 2001 GB to 3000 GB

    Votes: 4 6.5%
  • 3001 GB to 5000 GB

    Votes: 10 16.1%
  • Greater than 5000 GB

    Votes: 10 16.1%

  • Total voters
    62

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Lifer
Mar 27, 2009
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How much data do you store on your primary home desktop? (Not server)

So games, photos, video, office work, music, etc.
 

Rifter

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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3-5TB, my music collection alone is over 1TB(hundreds of CD's ripped to FLAC format)
 
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BonzaiDuck

Lifer
Jun 30, 2004
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I have just built the sig Skylake, with a few loose ends to tie up. It is equipped with dual-boot OS sharing 1TB NVMe, a 2TB 2.5" Seagate similarly split down the middle, and a 1TB shared 2.5" drive for video captures and other common files. Much of my important "stuff" is on a server. I expect that the first two drives may fill up half-way eventually, and the third one depends on a future inclination of mine.

I can only say that today is much better than some years ago, when I would wring my hands and fret over which 500GB HDD to buy, or painfully selecting an SSD with decent capacity that I could afford at that moment.
 

BonzaiDuck

Lifer
Jun 30, 2004
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Just the handful of games I'm currently playing. Everything else lives on the SAN.
I'm trying to guess the motive or purpose for the survey. With the storage-media options available today, whether you use them to capacity seems to be less of a measure of anything but minor errors in future anticipations. Storage is becoming cheap enough that you can allow for more than you need without being a pig about it.
 

Raduque

Lifer
Aug 22, 2004
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I don't have a desktop. My laptop has a 1tb drive with about 800gb used, and a 480gb SSD with 400gb used.
 

rchunter

Senior member
Feb 26, 2015
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I have 2 5TB WD blacks in my main desktop that I use for working with Premiere pro and Adobe photoshop. All my flac, bluray, porn, etc is on a separate server.
 

Nashemon

Senior member
Jun 14, 2012
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Data? Other than something I'm immediately working on, as minimal as possible. I think the only thing I might have on my C drive are a few MP3s for my GTA custom radio playlist in a temp folder.

I don't include installed programs in my calculation. All my data is on other hard drives within my home infrastructure.
 

BonzaiDuck

Lifer
Jun 30, 2004
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Truth is, most of my data is on the server. I misinterpreted the question to include OS and programs.
 

ch33zw1z

Lifer
Nov 4, 2004
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I got about 2tb, about 150gb of mission critical, the rest would suck to lose, but nothing to lose sleep over. I replicate it to 2 2tb drives that are offline backups
 

crashtech

Lifer
Jan 4, 2013
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My secondary drive has about 430GB on it right now. I'm sure a lot of it is junk, there's still some stuff on there from the early 90's. The NAS has all the movies and music on it.
 

Red Squirrel

No Lifer
May 24, 2003
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Under 100GB, and that's mostly installed programs. I have the odd non important document, downloaded item etc in my user profile, but anything that I plan to keep goes on the server. I have about 19TB of disk space or so on my NAS split on 3 separate raid arrays. 1 of the arrays is just for backups the other two is a mix of raw data and VMs.

I don't really have that much disk space by today's standards but I'm only using about half of what I have. One of my arrays is actually 1TB drives. As my requirements grow I can just replace drives with larger ones and regrow the arrays. I have a few spare slots too for more drives if I want to expand some of the existing arrays.
 

Charlie98

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Nov 6, 2011
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Meh... ~250GB on the C drive, a little less than 1TB on the D drive, plus redundant backups (E, F and I drives)
 

WhoBeDaPlaya

Diamond Member
Sep 15, 2000
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Main rig : SSD is 75% full, HDD is ~60% full (25% is media in the process of being sorted)
 
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thecoolnessrune

Diamond Member
Jun 8, 2005
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I don't have a primary Desktop (sadness), but on my Primary laptop I use about 200GB of my 250GB of space (SSD). Most of it is taken by Virtual Machines. Most of my household data, like others, is on a SAN.
 

Unico

Member
Aug 28, 2015
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My d: drive has 155 GB, of which 113 GB are photos. This should get reduced over the next few months as I get more disciplined at deleting images which don’t need to be retained. Shooting birds in burst mode results in a lot of surplus pixels.
 

coffeemonster

Senior member
Apr 18, 2015
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a little over a year ago I bought 2 6TB hard drives on discount to replace the 4 2TB drives I had, and now have each of them about 70% full. I also have an additional 1TB drive 85% full and a 256GB SSD for OS/games.
I started archiving almost everything I downloaded since 2001 and now have a wealth of TV series and movies that need a lot of space :)
 

Dave Rafael

Junior Member
Mar 29, 2017
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3tb and now im thinking to lessen it because my pc is running slow already. hoping for someone can help me too.
 

crashtech

Lifer
Jan 4, 2013
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3tb and now im thinking to lessen it because my pc is running slow already. hoping for someone can help me too.
Keep your data on a second hard drive (pictures, video, music, etc.) and leave your primary drive strictly for the OS (Windows, usually) and the applications that you currently use. Data on a secondary drive will not cause slowdowns except perhaps initially and slightly if Windows Indexing is turned on.
 

Wallywest

Junior Member
Nov 6, 2011
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I've noticed that I almost never watch any of the movies that I've archived so now I delete it as soon as I've watched it. I keep a few which I consider worth watching again on a portable 500GB hard drive but so far the movies on that drive remain unaccessed for years.

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