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I know a lot of you have much more massive storage spaces than I do, but I think how much we dedicate to various things says something about us.

Still pics: 15gb Its not a lot. Much of it is scanned from old pics of mine, and others Mrs. Maxx took with her Canon when the kids were growing up. We do have a Nikon digital SLR that Mrs. Maxx keeps to herself because she thinks she's the family photographer, even though she has no clue how the thing works.

Video: Zip. I really do need to get a couple of big drives and archive all the stuff I have on DVD's. A while back I went through all the VHS stuff of the kids and transfered it to DVD, its past time to get that to a more portable and secure backup. Junior probably doesn't want to know that I still have nearly every match he ever wrestled, as well as most of his freshman football games. Some good stuff there, but also some very embarrassing stuff

Music: This was the impetus for this thread. It crossed my mind to verify that my favorites really are what I thought they were. A quick survey showed 60+gb of music files, broken down as follows:

8gb Grateful Dead
2gb Airplane/Starship/Hot Tuna and other spinoffs.
1gb Chieftains
1gb Rory Gallagher

Nothing else approached 1gb, although Hendrix, Doors, and The Rolling Stones had the next largest numbers.

Gee... ya think I grew up in the 60's? The only surprise to me was half a gig of Jimmy Buffett. That must be Mrs. Maxx's doing.

P.S. Yes, all of that stuff is bought and paid for legal, or free downloads from places like dead.net which is approved and sanctioned by the band.

P.P.S. One of the more important things, although not significant in space consumed is manuals and instruction sheets. Pretty much everything I have that requires instructions or a manual, I've either downloaded or scanned the documentation into the 'puter, so I can quickly find and access it from any screen in the house (or garage). Same goes for receipts, especially for auto parts, which often have lifetime warranties. In case you hadn't noticed, register receipts on thermal paper fade after a year or two.
 
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Nothing as both my hard drives failed, but at the time I did have.

Visual Studio 2015 Community.
Virtualbox with a ton of retro operating systems on it.
Pycharm + Python
GTA 3, San andreas, vice city, sonic dx 1 & 2, mostly older games.

The rest was mostly ebooks and information, i like to collect.

mostly things on Java, C++, Python, I'm more into information than I am gaming.

I also had a ton of programming videos from the new boston downloaded onto my hard drive, I'm really into information and learning side of things. I get bored if I'm not doing anything intellectual.
 

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I've got a 20TB file server on my network, about half of which is full.

Rough breakdown (I just grabbed the main ones, there's tonnes of smaller ones and many more layers beyond the on:
923G backups
33M documents
2.1T downloads
4.4G media/images
18G media/ponies
1.4T media/video/movies/
4.0T media/video/tv shows/
98G media/video/talks
906G media/video/documentary
31G projects

I'm basically a pack rat when it comes to data and I'm terribly organized (I've got multiple copies of stuff all over the place). Much of the media comes from ripping my huge collection of DVDs and TV box sets. Projects it's mostly code and associated bits.

(and yes, mlp has transcended the structure to be it's own high level thing).
 

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iRacing 14 gig+ with a few support programs like Motec and iSpeed. I recently lost everything from my HDD's which I was pretty annoyed about.
 

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I save almost everything to my WD mass storage and another thumb drive. That way I can easily transport them from my desktop to my laptop and visa/versa. I have a lot of work related info, like church bulletin mockups as well as keeping info on cantatas and the date we performed them.

Then there's my writing, some of it poetry dating back to college as well as my short stories and novel. I have a lot of family photos but no music. I have a large CD collection and I play through the various stereos and surround sound setup in the family room.
 

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Lol which hard drive? I have 2 500gb western digital my books that are mirrors of my DJ music library, a 750gb passport that is the DJ music mover/backup. Then I have 2 2tb drives that have my photos again they are backups to each other, then a 2 tb drive of videos, and another 4 tb for files.


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Yeah, which one? Lol.

I have a 500GB that was my original windows install and most of my documents, pictures, music, videos, all that sort of stuff, some games, thats taken up about 420 GB out of the 500.

On the other drive (1TB) I have most of my steam library on there (What wasn't already on my main drive), some media related things like pictures and my bandicam output folder. I just got that Hard Drive a while ago and it already has 230+ GB of data on it. On the network we have a drive with over 250GB of music on it.
 

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Sibelius 7 + ~1GB of musical score files.

Minecraft. Lots and lots of worlds. I keep meaning to build something spectacular.

12.4GB of "gentlemen's special interest literature", mostly from back when my internet connection was unstable. (It's heading back that way now and I blame Malcolm Turnbull.)
 

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Starting with some of the main programs I work with. Not sure how much space it all takes up, but I know some projects can grow pretty large.
Audacity, Dxtory, FLStudio 11, Fraps, Gimp 2.8, Handbrake, Open Office, Paint Tool Sai, paint.net, Sony Vegas 13, Unity, and Visual Studio 2015.

Music - 24GB
Mostly rock. Though I do have a bit of all genres besides maybe country.

Games - 0.5TB
The crazy thing is most of my games are not even installed. x.x
I download a ton of mods for games though. I probably have close to about 20 different minecraft installations.

Then of course I have tons of other programs and such that I guess you can consider tools. For like benchmarking and stress testting as an example.

Oh, I also have 0.5GB of anime wallpaper. I typically have it change every 3 hours. Sometimes I may pause it if I like the current ones up. Then when I get bored of them continue it. I add new wallpaper to it every now and again. I am not the type of person to just use regular images as wallpaper, I look for actual wallpaper that fit.

I also try to be as organized as possible, so I use Fences by stardock. I usually am subscribed to them, but don't have any money anymore so no more updates for my software XD. I used to be very big on customizing the UI on Windows, but I eventually got bored of it and just figured to keep things as simple as possible.

Overall I still have about 2TB of free space left. I would have another 500GB, but I let my ex use that hard drive for his computer till he buys his own. >.> I have a feeling I am never getting it back though. XD

Edit: I forgot I have tons of video, such as anime and various movies too.
 

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Let's see...

Not on ZFS:
12 GB pictures. Dad's got the most of 'em, at 98 GB. He's always complaining there's no disk space.

37 GB music. Unlike the use for all my money, ZFS is using all the drive space for music. This is just what I want to listen to whenever and new purchases.

75 GB movies. One of these days I'll get around to transcoding the 30 GB of SICP lectures from MPEG-2. Lot's (all? all.) of video 2 Sense. Also some Serious Production Feature(TM) movies like Koyaanisqatsi and George Carlin.

22 GB games. Four copies of Minecraft. Three copies of Terraria (one of which is preserved in a ZIP file from before the Crimson update). Skyrim. Skyrim's save files.

24 GB Windows VM. So I can get all the joys of Windows with all the instabilities of virtualization. Also contains another copy of Terraria.

23 GB profile configuration and caching. What?

How much that's actually taking on disk is a bit less obvious... I wrote a deduplicator.

1 hard drive dedicated to my Wii. One move too many has finally jiggled some optical disk drive component free, just like I predicted 7 years ago when I put all my games onto said hard drive after it started making funny noises. That I'm missing the power cord to. orz
 

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This is a neat topic, it was cool to see others' responses. Let's see what I got here.

I got a 500gb ssd in my MacBook Pro, a 1tb ssd in my PC, a 4tb external drive, and a 8tb NAS (so 13.5tb of space).

On my NAS which houses just about all my media and at least backups and copies of files from my other computers:

there's about >1tb of videos, mostly blu ray rips using Acrok (if anyone is interested in digitizing their digital media, especially blu rays and/or DVDs, I HIGHLY suggest Acrok). There's also some dvd rips and youtube rips on there.

there's about 143gb of audio. This mostly includes multiple uncompressed and high resolution songs. There are also lot's of instrumentals, instrument samples, loops, and song stems.

1gb of photos/still images (or gifs). Most of these are illustrations that I downloaded that were made by artists I like and follow. There's also a small amount of my own pictures and illustrations as well.

Finally there's also >1.5tb of full drive backups.

On my Macbook Pro, there's:

44gb of audio. 32gb of compressed music that for the most part isn't on my NAS and some copies of my highres and uncompressed music that's also on my NAS.

10gb of video. Mostly all youtube rips and purchased MLP:FiM episodes. I try to keep most of my blu ray rips and itunes video purchases in the cloud or on my NAS to save space.

I also have Logic Pro X which means all the samples and loops that come with it (plus the application itself), Adobe CS6 Production Premium and other applications totalling about 185 different applications and about 300 different plugins for visual and audio design (mostly for audio).

Plus tons of audio samples that are also on my NAS as well as A LOT of Native Instruments samples that aren't on my NAS that I don't know where OS X puts them so I can't say the exact amount. However, the instal for all the software and audio samples I got from Native Instruments was about 100gb.

I have about 100gb of free space left on my 500gb ssd.

On my PC:

I'm not currently on my PC so I can't get specific, but I use about 750gb of the 1tb storage space.

It has all the same stuff my MacBook Pro has minus the programs I got off of the Mac App Store. It also has even more audio samples, stems, instrumentals, and videos on it since it has more storage space than my MacBook.

In addition to all that stuff, it also has FL Studio on it with about 600 plugins for audio, Microsoft Visual Studio Pro 2015, Microsoft Office Professional 2013, and about 2/3 to 3/4 of my 51 Steam games that I honestly don't really play all that much.

That's about all I can think of for now at the moment...
 

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2+ TB in DVD/BluRay rips (actually own them)
4+ TB in Anime
500+ GB in music
1.5TB in steam games
2-3TB in random files, programs, images, etc.

Overall, well over 5 million files and 12+ TB
 

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2+ TB in DVD/BluRay rips (actually own them)
4+ TB in Anime
500+ GB in music
1.5TB in steam games
2-3TB in random files, programs, images, etc.

Overall, well over 5 million files and 12+ TB

That is a ton of anime. I generally just watch most of my anime online these days. Once it started becoming a thing for most companies, I felt there was no longer a need to keep copies on my drives. However I suppose if I had that much space ... I probably would still do it anyway. XD
 

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That is a ton of anime. I generally just watch most of my anime online these days. Once it started becoming a thing for most companies, I felt there was no longer a need to keep copies on my drives. However I suppose if I had that much space ... I probably would still do it anyway. XD

I like to have digital copies of what I can.

My connection is often horrible and I lose connection quite easily, just like now. Took me 5 minutes just to get this page to load.

I'll be switching internet companies in the next few weeks, so hopefully I don't have to deal with crappy connections any more. My ISP used to be quite good, always up, had the speeds and often times over the speeds that I pay for, but since the company got bought out by another, I went from 15Mb/s to < 0.25mb/s and connection dropping every minute.

My part town doesn't have a copper/fiber connection, call it the sticks/boonies/backroads/etc, and the companies refuse to lay down more cable to the thousands of people North of the town, they would prefer to serve the businesses instead of what would bring them more money. So we get stuck with an antenna connection that works off of RF, and if anything gets in front of the antenna to the tower , good bye connection (I'm surrounded by trees).
 

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I like to have digital copies of what I can.

My connection is often horrible and I lose connection quite easily, just like now. Took me 5 minutes just to get this page to load.

I'll be switching internet companies in the next few weeks, so hopefully I don't have to deal with crappy connections any more. My ISP used to be quite good, always up, had the speeds and often times over the speeds that I pay for, but since the company got bought out by another, I went from 15Mb/s to < 0.25mb/s and connection dropping every minute.

My part town doesn't have a copper/fiber connection, call it the sticks/boonies/backroads/etc, and the companies refuse to lay down more cable to the thousands of people North of the town, they would prefer to serve the businesses instead of what would bring them more money. So we get stuck with an antenna connection that works off of RF, and if anything gets in front of the antenna to the tower , good bye connection (I'm surrounded by trees).

I see, makes sense. :p
 

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I have 26TB -ish total spinning capacity.
About 700GB of ssd space, used for OS/ apps games, files. (Not all full) so like 40% full on average.
I have about 17TB of movies, games and Tv
1TB of backup images of those ssd's
1.5TB in other files.
I need to organised my stuff better, being I have everything on separate drives of all types of capacity as 1tb was new, then 2tb was new, then 4tb .. etc, Thinking at some point of getting a 4u chassis, swaping in a cheap mobo and CPU in there, along with some raid cards, and getting a 8 drive raid10 array with 6TB disks, to achieve 24TB of redundant storage. Will fit 1/3 that 4u, so I can have annother two of those.
I have about another 20tb tied up in my various business projects and online backups s3/glacier/ vds disks.
 

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500gb hard drive 400gbs of movies, games, mods, and misc

The other 100gb is pure porn

I now have a 1TB lol
 

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Pictures, Music, about 4 gigabytes worth of Shadowrun 5th Edition source books. Oh and a ton of video games!
 
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