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Renderz
Jul 31, 2008, 06:38 PM
I was backing up my photos (I triple backup just in case) and I realise I'm using almost 2TB of storage just for photos; so I was wondering how much disk storage to you have including your backups.



termina3
Jul 31, 2008, 07:28 PM
Boot Drive (no photos, only apps and OS X)
"Sean" 160 GB

RAID 1 (all of my files, including photos docs, movies, music)
"Pierce" 320 GB
"Daniel" 320 GB

Ext. Backup 1 (backup of all files)
"George" 500GB

Ext. Backup 2 (backup of some files, now dead)
"Timothy" 100GB

TOTAL 1300 GB or 1.3 TB

You shouldn't need 2TB of space, unless you're leaving a lot unoccupied (which is smart, considering the golden size right now is either 500 GB or 750 GB). I'd estimate that, with a relatively light shooting schedule (avg. 200 photo/wk school year, 75/wk summer), I only have 40gb of photos over the past year (plus about 20 from previous, even lighter years).

srf4real
Jul 31, 2008, 08:09 PM
1.25 terrabytes, with about 40,000 images on them.

thr33face
Aug 1, 2008, 03:32 AM
you guys got a lot of storage, i have to say.

my situation is:
-250gb in macbook
-250gb external
-60gb external

the photos are stored on the macbook and a backup sits on the 60gb drive.
Right now I have 40gb of photos, but space on the external is running out, so: need more drives.

Renderz
Aug 1, 2008, 03:38 AM
I'm looking into getting a 4 bay NAS so I can keep the files stored on my network. Ideally the NAS should have a USB or FW port so I can connect to my Mac Pro and work off that within Lightroom. Can anyone recommend such a thing?

Kebabselector
Aug 1, 2008, 06:39 AM
Drobo - new versions are FW800(400) as well

santa
Aug 1, 2008, 06:41 AM
If you are triple backing up, then good on you. I have just a tich (is that a word?) over 5TB on and connected to my macpro, including a 1tb drive that I keep off site. I can fit almost all my images on that 1TB with the exception of couple hundred gigs of images I won't cry about if I lose. I separate my family images from my professional images and I have double redundancy of my boot drive so I can keep a current backup going as well as a "last known good" boot drive so I don't end up automatically backing up the latest quicktime problem from Apple and find myself unable to get all the way back to a good, stable situation. I have moved my user folder off my boot drive and I feel good about that. I'm pretty bomb-proof with the exception of work done in the last week or two that may not be off-site backed up. When I go on vacation or travel it's a great feeling to know that I can be robbed or the house can burn down and my life's work is still safe. I will be happy when I can get 2tb drives.

OllyW
Aug 1, 2008, 07:01 AM
I'm looking into getting a 4 bay NAS so I can keep the files stored on my network. Ideally the NAS should have a USB or FW port so I can connect to my Mac Pro and work off that within Lightroom. Can anyone recommend such a thing?

The USB ports on most NAS devices are only for connecting to external drives and printers, so you can't use them to hook up to your computer.

It sounds like you need a Drobo with the network adaptor.

santa
Aug 1, 2008, 07:14 AM
I use two external enclosures. One is esata for files, the other is FW800 to backup my boot drive and allow me to boot from it. esata is worth consideration.

djbahdow01
Aug 1, 2008, 07:35 AM
Lets see
Main Comp MacPro
320GB Main Drive - (No Photos)
400GB Secondary - (Current Photos)
1TB Work Drive - (Current Backup and Archived Photos)
400 GB External - (Backup - no photos)

2nd Comp PM G4
160GB Main - (No Photos)
400GB Secondary - (Backup of 400GB on MacPro)
1TB Work Drive - (Backup of Main 1TB)

Airport Extreme
400GB - (No Photos)

400 GB and 1TB drives copy over to 2nd comp nightly using ChronoSync.
Considering I shoot roughly 100000 photos a year I will probably be getting a few more 1TB drives before the end of the year, and a few external so I can have an off site backup.

Renderz
Aug 1, 2008, 08:08 AM
The USB ports on most NAS devices are only for connecting to external drives and printers, so you can't use them to hook up to your computer.

It sounds like you need a Drobo with the network adaptor.

I looked at the drobo... it ain't cheap and I have to buy the Drobo network adaptor seperatly for another 150 ($300US)

seenew
Aug 1, 2008, 08:12 AM
iMac with 500GB internal, no photos, just apps and some unimportant documents
300GB external (30,000 photos)
750GB external (backup of 30,000 photos)

looking to getting two 1TB external drives that I will keep at separtate sites because my photos are outgrowing that 300GB drive.

law guy
Aug 1, 2008, 09:01 AM
2.5 (three external FW 800 drives) TB and ever growing - thinking about moving to a Drobo solution http://www.drobo.com/Products/drobo.html

Consultant
Aug 1, 2008, 09:30 AM
termina3,

A 1 day project can easily take 10gb if you shoot large raw from a pro camera, and save different versions of workfiles in uncompressed format. Even if the output are just dozens of picture.

I have a few terabytes. People need backup strategy. I use externals for backup, turning those on only for copying files to them. (after ejecting, you should wait 10 or more seconds to make sure the HD has spin down before powering off).

termina3
Aug 1, 2008, 10:14 AM
termina3,

A 1 day project can easily take 10gb if you shoot large raw from a pro camera, and save different versions of workfiles in uncompressed format. Even if the output are just dozens of picture.

a) I don't shoot raw, but 1000 exposures on L Fine JPEG on my D300 is about 6GB (200 exposures/week = 1.2 GB/week; numbers still don't follow. something is wrong about my calculations)

b) That's exactly why my jaw dropped (I thought I had many, many more photos) when I looked up those numbers on my computer (turned out I missed a file, so add 20GB--but still). I did further research, I only have ~24K photos to work with, most of which were taken by a D70; obviously this pales in comparison to many, many pros.

ChrisA
Aug 1, 2008, 10:34 AM
I'm looking into getting a 4 bay NAS so I can keep the files stored on my network. Ideally the NAS should have a USB or FW port so I can connect to my Mac Pro and work off that within Lightroom. Can anyone recommend such a thing?

Have you looked at "drobo"? Get that and the "Drobo Share" thing too. The new verson of drobo has firewire and old one was USB only. Old versions are being sold at discount now. http://www.drobo.com/

The other option I was thinking about was to build one. Get a PC chassis trhat holds 6 or more SATA drives and a low-power mainborad. Run BSD Unix on it and you'd have a very powerful file server. Antec makes some nearly silent cases with good cooling. But then you add up the cost and the cost to kep it powered up 24x7 and then things like Drobo start to look better even if a PC chassis running Solaris with a ZFS files system would be 100X more capable

ChrisA
Aug 1, 2008, 10:42 AM
I use a 500GB external drive for my on-line data and then I have a 750GB drive for Time Machine. I have other 320 and 500 GB drives that I rotate for backups using either Aperture's vaults or "rsync". I'm filling this up and will have to move to something else soon.

I've yet to find an afordable NAS fast enough to use as a primary storage device. By fast enough I mean one that can make use of gigabit Ethernet. I'll likely just move up to a FW800 1TB external for primary storage and something like Drobo as my Time Machine disk and then all my 320, 500 and 750 drives as rotating off site backups.

Karpfish
Aug 1, 2008, 10:53 AM
My MBPs HD is 200GB but i don't store anything on that so I won't count that.
My primary drive(for most current photos) is a 250GB bus-powered FW800 HD. Older shots are stored on a desktop 1TB FW800 drive. All shots are backed up to a 1TB NAS.
I also have a 320GB FW800 drive for TM of just my MBP HD and a new 500GB eSATA drive that has yet to be put into commission because my MBP kernel panicked twice when I had the esata card in which it has never done before without it and hasn't done it since I took out the card. I am deciding what to do.

ButtUglyJeff
Aug 1, 2008, 05:52 PM
My Drobo has 2 - 500GB drives and 2 - 160GB drives in it. That gives me about 760GB of storage. It's about 80% full and almost all of it is photos.

I'll start shopping for deals on a pair of 750GBs or 1TBs to relace the 160's soon.

-hh
Aug 2, 2008, 06:56 AM
I looked at the drobo... it ain't cheap and I have to buy the Drobo network adaptor seperatly for another 150 ($300US)

The cost is a concern that I see with it too...with and without the NAS adaptor.

I just picked up a FW800 2-spindle (RAID-1) case from Other World Computing for under $100.

As such, the advantage that a drobo would essentially provide (for $500 vs 2 * $100) is flexibility, such as to be able to use mixed drives.

But with two-disk based RAID-1's, one would only have to match in pairs anyway, and considering that that $300 for the drobo will buy a pair of 750GB drives today, I'm having a hard time being convinced to spend so much for "future" flexibility.

For example, for the price of a "bare" drobo, from OWC, I can buy a NewerTech Guardian MAXimus RAID-1 with dual 1TB drives already installed. Or a Buffalo TeraStation with 1TB (probably 0.5 after RAID).

So what are all of the highly compelling features on the drobo that make it a better value in comparison and context?


-hh

Renderz
Aug 2, 2008, 07:18 AM
I like the idea of the 4 bay system, but in my mind it's just not enough. My old synology 106e is only single bay, but I can do many other things with it such as run a PHP server (currently testing Joomla), an ftp server, A Bittorrent downloader etc...

Drobo is supposedly bringing out DroboApps but that is not a proven development platform yet, so for now I'm consider Synology systems more.

w_parietti22
Aug 2, 2008, 09:35 AM
Just an internal 80gb on the MBP and a 250gb external but im planning to upgrade the MBP drive myself (I have experience working on computers) to either a 500gb or a 320gb. I just started shooting raw lately and my space is dwindling. Only 2.3gb left! :(

valdore
Aug 2, 2008, 09:44 AM
1.5 TB "JBOD" made up of two 750 GB Seagates... Mac Pro.

seenew
Aug 2, 2008, 09:53 AM
My Drobo has 2 - 500GB drives and 2 - 160GB drives in it. That gives me about 760GB of storage. It's about 80% full and almost all of it is photos.

I'll start shopping for deals on a pair of 750GBs or 1TBs to relace the 160's soon.

2 * 500GB = 1TB
2 * 160GB = 320GB
1TB + 320GB = 1.32TB ≠ 760GB

:confused:

termina3
Aug 2, 2008, 11:09 AM
2 * 500GB = 1TB
2 * 160GB = 320GB
1TB + 320GB = 1.32TB ≠ 760GB

:confused:

RAID 5?

Chappers
Aug 2, 2008, 01:19 PM
I thought I had a lot of photos until I came here - just 12000 - bugger. I bought a 500GB external but gave it to my brother-in-law as he needed it more than me (he's a student).

pinktank
Aug 2, 2008, 05:12 PM
after a while, old ones can go into archival dvds

kitki83
Aug 2, 2008, 09:24 PM
I have about 100gig in RAW, I am creating a new methodology for organizing my files when exporting them to TIFF/JPG. Anyway I have 100gig original on 2nd HD, 3rd HD is Time Machine back up, 4th is USB copy, and 2 sets of DVD copies one held by a friend.


Come Black Friday I am going to horde myself of 750-1tb because I just cannot handle my file load and I am worried this is something I will again. I should look into online storage, recommendations?

MattKanzler
Aug 2, 2008, 10:20 PM
500 GB external.

250 GB on my macbook

Renderz
Aug 3, 2008, 02:13 PM
500 GB external.

250 GB on my macbook

How much storage do your photos take?

ButtUglyJeff
Aug 3, 2008, 03:42 PM
2 * 500GB = 1TB
2 * 160GB = 320GB
1TB + 320GB = 1.32TB ≠ 760GB

:confused:

Everything is saved twice, and its not striping or mirroring, there is some kind a data compression going on, at least the for the second copy........

http://www.drobo.com/Products/drobolator.html


Data Robotics refers to it as "BeyondRaid", but I think it would be better served a "Raid for Dummies".....

http://www.drobo.com/Products/BeyondRAID.html

I'm not going to pretend to be a RAID expert, because I'm not. All I know is that it has to do with creating partitions to infinity, thus you can keep adding storage (bigger drives) without hitting a limit. At least that's the theory........

ButtUglyJeff
Aug 3, 2008, 03:48 PM
The cost is a concern that I see with it too...with and without the NAS adaptor............

....................So what are all of the highly compelling features on the drobo that make it a better value in comparison and context?


-hh


I find it ironic, that on a Mac forum, a Mac owner has a hard time justifying the purchase of an accessory that makes one's life easier. This is not that unlike the same justification in any Apple purchase, so I guess we all would have to dig down deep in our Apple vs PC ammo.........

rhett7660
Aug 3, 2008, 04:01 PM
I find it ironic, that on a Mac forum, a Mac owner has a hard time justifying the purchase of an accessory that makes one's life easier. This is not that unlike the same justification in any Apple purchase, so I guess we all would have to dig down deep in our Apple vs PC ammo.........

I also find it quite ironic one would not spend the money to protect something that can not be replaced.

Call me paranoid but I have had some of my hard drives crash and I lost some items. Never again.

In my Mac Pro:

4 hard drives
1 for apps
1 for time machine back up
2 for scratch disks and manage items I am working on at the time

1 120 gig external just word docs
2 500 gig external music photos
4 500 gig in an external enclosure music photos
2 80 gig hard drives in my server as back ups for just photos and music
2 120 gig hard drives in my server as back ups for just photos and music

Zer0
Aug 5, 2008, 01:27 AM
120 Gib in mabcook
120 Gib External
250 Gib External partitioned into two 125's

Total 490GiB :o

I store everything I use on the macbook internal drive. Make a clone of the pictures documents etc on the 120Gib.

Store rarely accessed files on the 120Gib drive and clone it on the 125Gib partition of the 250 external drive.

Store archive files on the 125Gib partition of the 250 drive and burn DVD's for backup!

Also monthly cloning of the entire OS X on the other 125Gib partition of the 250 drive.

I do take a lot of pictures, but I'm extremely critical and keep very few. (Or may be I'm just crap with camera :))

I'm running very close to full now, but I like the current set up I have. Plan to go 500 internal, 500 external and 1TB external soon.

termina3
Aug 5, 2008, 09:47 AM
I do take a lot of pictures, but I'm extremely critical and keep very few. (Or may be I'm just crap with camera :))


Most of my photos are terrible (around 10% are keepers that I'd display), but I keep all of them. Call it a pack-rat mentality towards photos (and it's paid off before... sometimes people want photos of their kid, no matter how bad they are).

rhett7660
Aug 5, 2008, 09:58 AM
Most of my photos are terrible (around 10% are keepers that I'd display), but I keep all of them. Call it a pack-rat mentality towards photos (and it's paid off before... sometimes people want photos of their kid, no matter how bad they are).


I couldn't agree more....... I do the same thing and now the wife does it too. It is amazing how many photos you think are crap, someone comes along and really likes it and wants a copy of it. So yup, I pretty much keep them all.

onomatopoeia
Aug 5, 2008, 10:24 AM
I use a Drobo loaded with three 750GB drives. I store my main Aperture library on a 1GB internal drive but sync it to the Drobo regularly (that effectively gives me 3 copies of my Aperture library: 1 on the Mac Pro's internal drive and 2 on the Drobo).

apearlman
Aug 5, 2008, 08:40 PM
With 5 years of photos, I'm still using only 25gig of my 250GB hard drive. Backup is another 25GB on an external. Most of my images are JPG and about half are from an old 4MP camera, but I still have about 12,000 images total.

You should realize that when you ask a question like this, people who use LOTS of drive space for photos are more likely to answer than those who use very little. So these responses probably are not representative of most people's setups.

onomatopoeia
Aug 6, 2008, 02:08 AM
You should realize that when you ask a question like this, people who use LOTS of drive space for photos are more likely to answer than those who use very little. So these responses probably are not representative of most people's setups.

You should realize that people who give answers like this may feel inadequate due to their lack of disk space. ;)

Seriously, I think that's over analyzing things. Storage is so cheap right now there is no reason not to have larger capacity. Besides, it often gives the opportunity for redundant backup.

CrackedButter
Aug 6, 2008, 02:25 AM
I have 200GB on my MacBook, a portable 80GB drive and a desktop size HD which is 160GB in capacity.

I'm going to use TimeMachine with the 160GB and put my most important stuff on the 80GB.

Cliff3
Aug 6, 2008, 07:38 AM
I was using a 750GB external drive to host a 300GB photo library, among other things. The drive was damaged while being shipped to Australia with my other personal effects, and of course I had no backups. The dead drive has been replaced with a 1TB RAID 1 drive (FW800/FW400/USB). Hopefully a data recovery place can help me with the damaged drive at a reasonable price.

I mainly use a MBP with a 120GB internal drive, and have an 80GB bus powered FW400 drive for additional temporary storage if needed.

MacNoobie
Aug 6, 2008, 08:00 AM
1.4tb

Kirbdog
Aug 7, 2008, 04:48 PM
My current setup consists of:
500GB in my iMac
500GB external that is exclusive to Time Machine
500GB that is for manual backup and extra storage
Every project that I do also gets backed up to DVD, I then store all the DVD backups at another location in case I lose everything in my home office.

I take backing up my photos very seriously!!

My philosophy is this: I can get a new computer if it dies, replace a HHD if it fails. If I lose a program I can download it and reinstall it. I can rewrite a document but I can NEVER go back and re-create or re-live the photos that I have taken over the years.

They are literally irreplaceable. So Back them up!

66217
Aug 7, 2008, 08:52 PM
Most of my photos are terrible (around 10% are keepers that I'd display), but I keep all of them. Call it a pack-rat mentality towards photos (and it's paid off before... sometimes people want photos of their kid, no matter how bad they are).

I couldn't agree more....... I do the same thing and now the wife does it too. It is amazing how many photos you think are crap, someone comes along and really likes it and wants a copy of it. So yup, I pretty much keep them all.

What happens is that those terrible photos are kind of the good ones people normally take with their P&S. I swear that whenever I enter Facebook and see photos, most of them are either out-of-focus, overexposed, underexposed or just simply with a terrible composition.

Lately I have stopped deleting photos, but sometimes I just can't stop myself. Last baseball game I went to I took around 250 photos, I ended erasing like 150.

yrsonicdeath
Aug 8, 2008, 07:09 AM
What happens is that those terrible photos are kind of the good ones people normally take with their P&S. I swear that whenever I enter Facebook and see photos, most of them are either out-of-focus, overexposed, underexposed or just simply with a terrible composition.

Lately I have stopped deleting photos, but sometimes I just can't stop myself. Last baseball game I went to I took around 250 photos, I ended erasing like 150.

Sometimes it's really hard. I'm trying to break the habit as well!

Renderz
Aug 9, 2008, 01:53 PM
Lately I have stopped deleting photos, but sometimes I just can't stop myself. Last baseball game I went to I took around 250 photos, I ended erasing like 150.

I'm the other way round. I don't delete enough!

iGary
Aug 9, 2008, 02:08 PM
1.75 TB

But I find that most "photographers" image libraries could be at least half of what they are. So many of them are filled with useless junk that they don't even need...

-hh
Aug 12, 2008, 03:57 PM
I find it ironic, that on a Mac forum, a Mac owner has a hard time justifying the purchase of an accessory that makes one's life easier. This is not that unlike the same justification in any Apple purchase, so I guess we all would have to dig down deep in our Apple vs PC ammo.........

Thanks, but Mac or no Mac, I do like to have a realistic clue as to what value I'm getting out of buying something. When the claim is "makes life easier", then it should be easy for someone to articulate some specifics, so others can then judge for themselves if its worth the higher cost to them.

For example, I understand the concept of the drobo feature of being able to do incremental upgrades using any old random drive, but what I question is the real world pragmatic value-added of this feature. My admitted cynicism is because my HD upgrade cycles over the past 20 years have tended to be such that the older HDs are fairly quickly "left in the dust", such that it becomes questionable pretty quickly as to even bother to keep the old HDs actively available. Afterall, why bother to do so, when one can buy a pair of 400GB HDs for $100?

The slipperly slope here becomes the question of how large of a stack of external HDs do you want to eventually collect in your office, each with its own spinning fan making noise. On my first PPC system, I think at one point I had my system running 6 spindles. The new machine had more HD than all of those others combined, so they were retired...and gosh, the office was suddenly and dramatically silent!

Similarly, for drobo's RAID platter failure, the automatic email alert function is duplicated in freeware, with products such as RaidEye (http://www.hanynet.com/raideye/index.html) or shareware such as RAID Alert (http://www.objectpark.net/en/ra.html).



I also find it quite ironic one would not spend the money to protect something that can not be replaced.

I agree, but I'm not really all that sure that the question was intended to really articulate between 'total storage' versus 'backup strategies', even though the two topics are interrelated.

FWIW, I had believed that I was being clever a few years ago when I bought an external case that used a removable tray system (and had 3 trays/3 HDs). The reason why is because it turns out that the power supply on the external case was a single point of failure opportunity. Granted, it was nothing that buying a couple of new enclosures didn't solve, but the initial troubleshooting was problematic when the power was intermittant and some drives appeared good, then bad, while others that had seemed bad became good, etc.


-hh

tonie
Aug 12, 2008, 06:11 PM
got a 1tb.

Everythingisnt
Aug 12, 2008, 07:55 PM
1 750g harddrive for media (photos, movies), and a LaCie external drive as backup.

Right now I have 3 aperture libraries, one 'personal' at 14Gigs, one 'work' at 44Gigs, and one 'misc' at 4Gigs

Renderz
Aug 13, 2008, 07:18 PM
I should point my friends who aren't interested in Photography to this thread. Some of the numbers are staggering. i've been shooting ever since getting a digital camera well over 10 years ago, but I don't have anywhere near the amount of file data you guys have :-)

This is slightly off topic but how many photos do you guys actually have not including backups? I have about 50,000 give or take.

Karpfish
Aug 13, 2008, 10:57 PM
I have about 30,000, but I shoot RAW and my edits are in TIFF. Those files add up. From your sig it looks like you shoot with a P&S, so your files will be significantly smaller than many here shooting with DSLRs.

termina3
Aug 13, 2008, 11:04 PM
This is slightly off topic but how many photos do you guys actually have not including backups? I have about 50,000 give or take.

Nearly 25,000, most of which were taken over the past two years.

koobcamuk
Aug 13, 2008, 11:29 PM
I have 10GB Aperture Library; just an amateur photographer. Using Canon 400D and loving it.

I have a vault on a 120GB FW400 Iomega HDD; and when I finally make it back to the UK, I will have a Super Duper! clone of this entire computer (MBP 200GB) onto a FW400 Lacie Porsche design HDD.

I have a Mac Mini too, but that's going to be movies and music only.

I haven't decided if time machine is a good idea or not yet. I download and delete a hell of a lot of stuff throughout the day and so don't really know if that's a good backup routine for me. So far, nightly Super Duper! backups have sounded like a better idea...

Renderz
Aug 14, 2008, 03:17 AM
LOL!! <--- I am seriously laughing out loud! This is very encouraging to hear. It means I'm not alone in shooting lots. It looks like I'm going to have to up my game :-)

Tilard
Aug 14, 2008, 03:58 AM
more than 100.000 Photos on 2.6 Terrabytes

Most of them are in RAW format

Renderz
Aug 14, 2008, 04:14 AM
more than 100.000 Photos on 2.6 Terrabytes

Most of them are in RAW format

Oh my word!!! What on earth do you photograph? Please send a link to your site, I gotta see your work!!

Tilard
Aug 15, 2008, 01:43 PM
Oh my word!!! What on earth do you photograph? Please send a link to your site, I gotta see your work!!

I am doing a lot of Events, like Weddings, Birthdays, Partys.
So on a weekend I have an average of 2000 Pictures.

I started shooting digital in 2001, when you now do the math, then
you understand, why I have so many Photos...

And of course everything is on two drives, so half the capacity is
used for backup...

costabunny
Aug 15, 2008, 01:59 PM
I have about 31GB of photos (not inc backups). Admittedly I am fairly new to the digi world (I have a huge amount of negs from over the years).

I keep my Photos on my Mac, and have an rsync job that runs weekly (or on demand when I have just copiied a load of new pictures from the flash card). I backup to the Synology box that has 3TB usable from a 4TB RAID5 setup. I am planning to add an rsync to make monthly backups to my webserver in germany (Itself running RAID1) but need to plan the time for the initial sync (some 50GB in my various directories at my Broadband speed of 512Kb upload its gonna suck).

Backups are vital in my opinion as I have a lot of scans on there to which the negatives were lost in a fire many many moons ago (so glad I bought that scanner in 1993).

I am planning to replace the Synology 407e with a DS508 as its far quicker and can take 5 disks (so I'll put 1.5TB units in) - I have a shed lot of Media content on the 3TB one now so its approaching the end of its capacity.

pprior
Aug 19, 2008, 06:17 PM
Inside my Mac Pro: 750Gb, 500GB, 500GB, 1 TB
Attached: 4TB Drobo, 500GB hot swap single drives (into the fireproof safe rotated as needed)
In the basement: 2TB NV+ NAS

I guess that makes a little over 9 TB total storage

Man I remember my first hard drive... 10MB and thought it was huge, lol

jalagl
Aug 19, 2008, 09:05 PM
On Macbook: 120Gb (iPhoto library with a few pictures)
External drives:
2.5" USB: 320GB (Picture backup) & 160GB
3.5" USB: 500GB (Picture storage mainly, backed up up to the 320 above), 320GB and 250GB
Firewire: 80GB (3.5", MB backup) & 40GB (2.5", for temporary files)

Total: 1,790GB :eek:

miloblithe
Aug 19, 2008, 09:17 PM
320GB internal + 500GB + 250GB + 250GB + 40GB ~= 1.36TB

Renderz
Aug 20, 2008, 12:46 PM
320GB internal + 500GB + 250GB + 250GB + 40GB ~= 1.36TB

I remember a time when I laughed at a friend who had 1TB in his machine... now it almost seems the norm!