how much hard drive space do you have

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rockos, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. rockos macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Dont know if there has been a poll or if this question has been asked. how many hard drives and or how much space do you have total.

    i have an external 1TB that is full of DVDRips a little bit of music and some TV shows. Now I am going to have to buy a second TB hard drive...My main HD in my computer is 320GB but i hate putting music etc on there because of the clutter.

    So How Many HD do u have...How Much total Space....and What is on them.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Depending on the track of 1TB drive prices over the next five months (anyone care to venture a guess as to how much they'll be?), I'll be getting the stock 320 with an additional terabyte for HandBroken DVDs (ALL OWNED) and space to have.

    If the price on 1TB drives goes low enough, I may get two. OR, if a larger size single drive is released before July, I'll get that. What's next, futurists? 1.25 or 1.5?
  3. SDDave2007 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    Well by the end of next month I will have [between my MacPro and MacBook Pro) a grand total of 3.05 Terabytes.
    MacPro has 2 400gig and 1 250gig Internal, with a 1T external Raid 0
    MBP has 200gig internal with [coming soon] a 1T Time Capsule

    That ought to keep me busy for a few decades...

    Conversation with my wife [circa 1983].
    Me : "I think I want to get a 10meg HD for my Atari."
    Wife : "10Meg! You will never fill something that big!"

    Funny how things change...[She is the one that bought me the 1T external!]
  4. andy.barron macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2006
    Bedford, England
    233gb Hd/ 192.5gb free
    2x 120gb fw800 stripe/186.7gb free
    1tb Ext / 846.4 free
    500gb ext (for back up) / 298.7 free

    the above takes some serious housekeeping!!:)
  5. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    at the moment i am using my mbp with 160GB, alongside a 500 and 160 gig externals. My mac pro on the other hand (if it ever arrives!) will have 2.5 TB:)
  6. m1stake macrumors 68000

    Jan 17, 2008
    G4: 5.56GB used out of 40GB

    PC: 90GB used out of 650 (2 x WD 250 caviar RAID0, 1 x WD Raptor 150 boot)

    most of the 90gb is games :p
  7. jimithing1 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2008
    I've got the stock 320GB, two 500GB, and one 250GB drive, so that's roughly 1.57TB internally. I have a 500gb external which i'm using for Time Machine on the MP and MBP. Then on my MBP I have 120GB. So roughly 2.19TB in total.
  8. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816


    Nov 19, 2006
    Renfrew, Scotland
    Never Enough!

    Between my 3 Macs, external hard drives and ipods I've got about 500 GB and about 90% full so it's never enough. Considering buying a HUGE external drive but I think the better solution would be to spend an evening burning everything I don't need and being more efficient with my space management.
  9. andy.barron macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2006
    Bedford, England
    if you took it all off, then went to put it back on again, you would probably save about 80%!!!:):):):):)
  10. echoout macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    3.2TB spread across about 12 drives, mostly eSATA. About 95% full. All but probably 100GBs is video work. Fun!
  11. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816


    Nov 19, 2006
    Renfrew, Scotland
    No, if I took it all off it probably wouldn't fit back on! Ever tried to put a new product back in the shipping box?! :D
  12. pknz macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mac Pro
    3 x 250 internal
    1 x 80 external
    1 x 400 external
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i have a:

    500gig internal
    250gig laptop internal
    250gig external
    80 gig laptop internal which is now in my tower
    16gig ipt
    2 gig usb drive
    512mb usb drive
    256mb xd card for camera

    80gig internal emac drive in emac (since given to my parents)
    13gig imac g3 drive
  14. andy.barron macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2006
    Bedford, England
    do you make a habit of buying things you don't want?:D
  15. Shotglass macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    I have a 250GB internal and a 250GB LaCie. The latter is for backup, but I'm moving between computers right now, so it's unused. The internal will be full soon, what with my ever growing iTunes library. I've optimised my file management and everything, but I do still like to archive my stuff. Maybe some day I'll get another external and use it for Time Machine, then use the LaCie to store some of my old stuff. That way, I'd have a MacBook on the go with only the stuff I really need. Plus iTunes, of course.
  16. podvisual macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    currently have...

    1.96 TB internal and another 5 TB in a variety of External enclosures.

    I back up my all my drives in triplicate so a lot of the drives have the same info on them.

    Better safe then sorry...
  17. Code001 macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2006
    G4: 1070GB total - have about 30 gigs left
    G5: 320GB total - have about 100 gigs left
    MP08: 1080GB total - have about 700 gigs left (I got this comp on Friday and I'm still working on putting stuff on it)

    I also have various laptops where I can put stuff on if need be. The G4 actually has 5 HDs in it, all PATA. MP08 has a 750 and 320.
  18. tivoli2 macrumors regular


    May 29, 2007
    My own little world...
    2 FW400 externals - 1@250, 1@320
    PM G4 internals - 1@80, 1@500
    1 120 not installed in anything
    Powerbook G4 - 1@80

    Mac Pro - 1@500 (whenever it gets here...:rolleyes:)
    Waiting for Mac Pro - 1@750 internal, 1 external FW800 RAID1 @ 500

    The current G4 internal 500 GB is going into the Mac Pro when it gets here, and the currently homeless 120 GB will find a home in the G4.

    So, 3.1 TB in all between 9 drives. Oof. Of the ones in use, I have about 600 GB free.

    Say, is that FedEx I hear knocking?!

    Nope, just my uncle.:rolleyes:
  19. bigbird macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2007
    MacPro has:

    Internal: 2 X 500GB WD 16MB cache Caviars and 2 X 320GB Seagate 16MB cache = 1.64 TB
    External: 1 x 320GB Seagate FreeAgent Firewire 400/USB2 and 1 X 320GB Seagate 8 MB cache that came with my MP in an external eSATA/USB2 case
  20. Jonny427 macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    MP has:
    500gb main, 340gb free
    500gb time machine, 340gb free
    500gb windows, 400gb free

    MBP has:
    160gb main, 40gb free
    120gb backup, full

    PC has:
    160gb main, 40gb free
    250gb backup, 140gb free

    I try to keep my main drives >50% free so they stay zippy
  21. Michael73 macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2007
    see my sig...

    and like many others, I'm closely tracking 1T drive prices.
  22. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    Why do people need to know this stuff? Does something of yours not add up?
  23. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    Are you saying that your drives are not as "zippy" when they are full? Seems like a waste of money buying three 500G drives and have them pretty much empty.
  24. subaqua macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    bay1: stock 320 GB - OS & Applications
    bay2: wd 320 GB - Bootcamp XP
    bay3: sgate 320 GB - Media (iTunes,Apple TV,iPhotos)
    bay4: sgate 320 GB - RAID1 mirror of bay3 drive.

    external: fireway 1TB drive. timemachine.
  25. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Because my third hard drive mysteriously died on me, I'm currently down to two hard drives:

    750GB - 325GB free
    500GB - 200GB free

    I have another 750GB on order which will put me at 2TB when it arrives.

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