3TB and counting.......
HDD prices, just for info (:
Seagate USB "FreeAgent"
500GB - $169
750GB - $239
1TB - $329
WD, SATA2, 7200rpm, 5 year warranty
320GB - $87
500GB - $113
640GB - $135
750GB - $202
1TB - $260
Seagate, SATA2, 5 year warranty
320GB - $85
500GB - $120
640GB - $142
750GB - $210
1TB - $263
for me , not a whole lot.
120GB in notebook (combined with OS etc )
500GB external and running out of space haha
Laptop - 100 Gb
Desktop - 2 x 400 Gb
1 x 500 Gb
1 x 80 Gb
External - 1 x 80 Gb
2 x 120 Gb
1 x 160 Gb
1 x 250 Gb
Total - Not Enough
Last edited by TonyF; 11th August 2008 at 01:36 AM.
i have 1.8GB...
Drive C: 500 GB
Drive D: 750 GB
Drive E: 1 TB
Two external drives: 80 GB + 160 GB.
So, grand total at the moment is around 2.5 TB.
E-M1/E-M5/E-PL6|12-40 f2.8|17|25|45|12-50|40-150 f2.8
400GB (OS and unprocess items)
320GB (online backup)
80GB ext storage
Planning to get 2 more 500GB
40D 50mmF1.8 17-85mm 24-70L
The majority who replied here owns more than 1TB or whatsoever...I & wife got 2 500GB external, but all my RAW + exported jpegs are taking up not more than 150GB yet...
Would like to ask that is it really the photos that taking up the gianatic spaces you own?
(The dear fellow with 850GB+ porns no need to reply. Thanks!)
I have 160GB. I found that I have too much space, dunno what to put.
Bcos I dun shoot like machine gun, dun shoot RAW and I delete lousy photos without hesitation and I dun download stuff (only surf webpage, emails and MSN), so end up with lots of disk space.
As I improve, I get a lot more aggressive with pruning the photos I take.
Edit : the reason I answered 2 TB when photos don't take up anywhere close to that is because I have 2 copies of my photos on different external hard disks. And the rest is taken up by OS and apps, and the occasional video.
Last edited by lennyl; 13th August 2008 at 07:09 AM.
Yap. I got the WD MyBook Home Ed 1TB for $312 coz it's USB2.0, Firewire and eSata.
Various pricing for various connectivities.
Thxs GOD the PC show is coming at the end of the month..... Maybe get myself a Maxtor 'One Touch' 750GB 3.5" HDD......
Btw.... OT abit, anyone has any idea what commonly use 'port' (USB2.0, FireWire... etc) is fastest at transfer ?? I'm more or less stuck with USB2.0..... but heard EtherNet port could also be used to contect my HDD..... is there any true in it ??
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USB 2.0 (fluctuating) max speed 480mbps
Firewire 400 (steady) max speed 400mbps
Firewire 800 (steady) max speed 800mbps
Ethernet (there's the 10mbps, the 100mbps and the Gigabit 1gbps) <-- gigabits per min
Then lastly, there's the eSata which is up to a theorhetical 3gbps.
eSATA will be like having a hard disk directly connected to your motherboard. However, not all chipsets, motherboards and OS plays nice with eSATA. eSATA only makes sense if you have a SATA hard disk to begin with.
Between USB and Firewire 400, usually Firewire 400 will be faster even though USB has a theoretical speed advantage. Firewire 800 is fairly rare and expensive.
You can use Ethernet. The more common way would be a network attached storage (NAS). Basically, your hard disk is in an enclosure that is also a file server (NFS, SAMBA, proprietary). Examples are machines running Windows Home Server, Netgear SC101 / SC101T, Linksys NSLU2 (very strange beast) and many others. You can also use iSCSI, which is a SAN protocol, but this is highly unlikely as it is prohibitively expensive and provides feature that no reasonable home user will need.
If you're stuck with USB 2.0, consider getting an external HDD that supports USB 2.0 + eSATA if they don't cost a lot more.