Just as I don't pack my whole house when going on vacation, but rather packing what's needed based on where I'm going and for how long - I also pack my computer (if I even bring it) with only what I deem necessary for that specific trip.Wow. I didn't really expect most of you to want 2 TB, I thought you guys were fine with 1 TB or even 512 GB. And now, someone even picked 8 TB - 1 PB. Crazy amount of storage. How do you live when you're on the road? You can't possibly bring those oversized RAID drives with you...
Because ideal storage is ideal storage. If you don't need 8 TB, don't get it.Why would anyone settle with anything less than the absolute max when talking about ideal? I remember about 13-14 years ago before I started ripping my DVD's, I had a 32 GB HDD and thought I was god - I would never ever run out of storage! Then MP3 and divx came into my life and I started ripping music and movies for digital storage and all of a sudden I felt like a mere mortal again...
Today I have just over 3 TB of storage, but all my media is compressed. I'd love to have everything uncompressed, and that would increase my need at least 20 times - but I can't afford 60 TB (aka, I can't come up with a strong enough argument for my wife to ok it ).
Of course it does. But for what you have in store, and for what you're planning to store in 6 months, what would be your perfect amount of storage?My storage capacity is dynamic. I am continually reassessing and expanding annually. Their is no "perfect amount" especially in this ever demanding & highly volatile market. Operating at warp speed, the notion of static storage capacity is no longer relevant.
Didn't you get the point of my little story? Just because I can get by with 3 TB today it doesn't mean I won't ever need more storage. Hell, I'm not even sure I won't have to get more storage before Christmas.Because ideal storage is ideal storage. If you don't need 8 TB, don't get it.
What do you store in there, anyway? Unless you're a Final Cut Pro editor who has 4K Raw footages, I'd completely understand you wanting 60TB of storage.
OK, OK, you win...Of course it does. But for what you have in store, and for what you're planning to store in 6 months, what would be your perfect amount of storage?