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Old 05-12-2016, 09:36 PM   #25541
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There was a time, many years ago, when hard drives were small and expensive.


During this time, I tended to acquire old drives secondhand, and at any given time would usually have 4 or 5 of them in my PC, with a myriad of different interfaces. SCSI, MFM / RLL, ESDI, etc. At one point, while in college, I even had an external DEC Unibus drive. Try finding an ISA adapter for one of those beasts...


Then, hard drives became big and cheap, and I got a real job. And suddenly, I only needed one of them. One was the correct number of hard drives to have in a PC; of this there could be no doubt. Amiga 500? One hard drive. Pentium-II laptop? One hard drive. Serious CAD workstation? One hard drive.


History now seems to be repeating itself.




So that it- all six SATA ports filled. Two SSDs, three spinny-platter drives, and the optical drive. This is my home PC, which is supposed to be the "simple" one...
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:38 PM   #25542
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One drive is never enough. Too much chance of failure.

I'm trying to figure out an offsite backup right now after i had another hard drive die on me.
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1x SSD
2x HDs in Raid 0
2x HDs in Raid 1
1x BD-RE
1x BD-RW
And 1x 3.5" floppy drive, disk half inserted and storage bay closed, with RAID drivers on it, just for good measure.

Beside it is my 6 Bay ReadyNAS for anything...important...
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:58 PM   #25544
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And when your house burns down you just lost everything.
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The last time someone called me out I was at a gas station filling up the Miata and staring at the backside of an absolutely pristine white MazdaSpeed 3. Flatbill dudebro wallked out of the shop and thought I was making eyes at his girlfriends ***. He yells at me 'Hey! What the **** you think your lookin' at?' I replied with 'Your girlfriends car.' He responded with 'What are you, some kinda faggit?' I pointed at the Miata, laughed, and asked 'Why, are you looking for a date or want to be responsible for a hate crime tonight?' Everyone at the gas station including the girlfriend burst into laughter as he climbed into the car and slammed the door.
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Well I'm like 15 shots deep. And still have to get home somehow. So much for waking up early.
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There was a time, many years ago, when hard drives were small and expensive.


During this time, I tended to acquire old drives secondhand, and at any given time would usually have 4 or 5 of them in my PC, with a myriad of different interfaces. SCSI, MFM / RLL, ESDI, etc. At one point, while in college, I even had an external DEC Unibus drive. Try finding an ISA adapter for one of those beasts...
At one point I had 4 IDE drives (2 controllers with 2 drives each) and a couple SCSI drives (on a SoundBlaster 16 SCSI adapter, no less -- really intended just for CDs, but it worked OK for hard drives as long as you didn't want to boot it) in the same machine. Not a single one of those drives was over 200 megs, so yeah, I know what you mean.

I have three spinning platters of rust and one SSD on my current iMac. The laptop is SSD-only though.

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SSD-only laptop here as well. The rig in Portland has an SSD main drive, internal spinny drive for backups. It along with all the rest of the systems (kid1, kid2, MyRig, HerLaptop) back up to my old work laptop with a 5tb drive on USB.

Offsite is something I need to do. Once we get back in July I should be able to upgrade the link to Gig, which should eliminate any bandwidth concerns for backup replication.

Edit: I've been using Crashplan, which is simple and meets my needs for free. Should be able to set up a cross-replication scheme with another Crashplan bro without incurring license fees.
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So that it- all six SATA ports filled. Two SSDs, three spinny-platter drives, and the optical drive. This is my home PC, which is supposed to be the "simple" one...
Just what the hell are you storing? 1TB drives are right around $100, and one internal and one external (for backup) is all I use. SSD for OS doesn't count. And that's including the CAD files, which are not known for their compactness.

People save far too much crap. All those movies? Watch them and delete them. Zillions of pics of you vacation 10 years ago? Archive them.
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Just what the hell are you storing? 1TB drives are right around $100, and one internal and one external (for backup) is all I use. SSD for OS doesn't count. And that's including the CAD files, which are not known for their compactness.

People save far too much crap. All those movies? Watch them and delete them. Zillions of pics of you vacation 10 years ago? Archive them.
I have approximately 6.5-7TB worth of media. I need to pick up some 4TB hard drives now that they have gotten cheaper in price.
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Just what the hell are you storing? 1TB drives are right around $100, and one internal and one external (for backup) is all I use. SSD for OS doesn't count. And that's including the CAD files, which are not known for their compactness.

People save far too much crap. All those movies? Watch them and delete them. Zillions of pics of you vacation 10 years ago? Archive them.
Joe has been to the end of the internet three times so far this year and has everything backed up.
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Just what the hell are you storing? 1TB drives are right around $100, and one internal and one external (for backup) is all I use. SSD for OS doesn't count. And that's including the CAD files, which are not known for their compactness.

People save far too much crap. All those movies? Watch them and delete them. Zillions of pics of you vacation 10 years ago? Archive them.
This.

For some reason, my computer decided that regardless of what I do it's only going to boot in safe mode. The only thing I was concerned in getting off the computer was my resume/cover letter/writing sample stuff and the tuning files for the BRZ. Which I got onto a USB stick last night. All of about 1.1GB.

This SSD gave me problems about 7-8 months ago, then seemed OK. I'm just going to go buy another drive and a legit copy of Windows this evening and see if that fixes it. If it doesn't, I guess I'll be building another computer around my current power supply/video card. The CPU/RAM/MOBO are all approaching 7 years old.
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Well I'm like 15 shots deep. And still have to get home somehow. So much for waking up early.
Aayyyee

Last night went well. Got home at 5:30 and attempted to nap, didn't actually fall asleep till 6:30 (Blame caffeine pill). Woke up at 8:30 to messages of lady nurse friend asking if I'm comin out. "On my way" .

Tried a new mix for myself when getting doubles. 1x Deep eddy sweet tea, 1x Deep eddy lemon, club soda with a lemon. Hard tea? Tastes great.
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Tried a new mix for myself when getting doubles. 1x Deep eddy sweet tea, 1x Deep eddy lemon, club soda with a lemon. Hard tea? Tastes great.
What color skirt were you wearing with your Louis Vuitton handbag?
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A pink one to match with my FM2 clutch.

I switched to that from my usual of kraken rum & dr. pepper, beer, multiple shots etc... because with the amount of drinking I do. I don't want to end up in someone's random truck again blacked out & locked out of my own car with the keys in the ignition.



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