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Poll Results: For *all* my music/media, I currently use:

  • 34% (749)
    250 gigabytes or less
  • 17% (388)
    251 gigabytes to 500 gigabytes
  • 17% (386)
    501 gigabytes to 1 terabyte
  • 30% (676)
    More than 1 terabyte
2199 Total Votes  
post #31 of 255

All media, about 5-6 TB. music itself is about 500-750gb for me.

post #32 of 255

Easy.  500 CDs stored in AIFF.  Hard drive storage is cheap.  Also, using AIFF instead of Apple Lossless allows me to take my portable 1TB HD to work (Dell Windows 7 machine) and play music initially downloaded on my home system (Mac Mini).

post #33 of 255

I use a 256 gb Samsung Evo SSD which contains only music and the SO is on a 128 Gb SSD. All is in a fanless Streacom FC5 EVO case so the pc doesn't have any moving parts while it reproduce music.

When i want to see a film i connect the external 2 Tb WD hard disk

post #34 of 255

ITB usb drive Flac or WAV format only no mp3

post #35 of 255
Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

How do you guys surpass 500 gigs? Christ. 


When there's a record store within walking distance, you tend to spend a lot of time there. And by time I mean money. Lots of money. Then years later you find all your records/CDs and rip them all in a whirlwind of booze-soaked excitement. This is my life now.

post #36 of 255
Despite my very best efforts (I even wore a suit and tie!), I am unable to tell iTunes 256 Kbps/sec VBR coding, as used In their iTunes AAC. Format, from lossless or from Cd at 44 ksamples / sec.

Hence, infrastructure supporting ease of use supplants mammoth lossless file sizes.

In other words, if it ain't iTunes, it Ain't!
Edited by ruthieandjohn - 6/16/14 at 2:59pm
post #37 of 255

For my desktop I have a 240GB SSD which I have partition for OS and games and 180GB HDD with games that don't benefit from the SSD or my media or non gaming programs on. While I have a external storage which I backup data that i find important to me which is a 500GB Storage.

post #38 of 255

I have about 2.7 TB's worth of media on my Drobo at the moment.  Total capacity is about 20 TB, so I have lots of room to grow

post #39 of 255

At this point - 4TB of music (3TB of actual music and 1TB of podcasts) spread over 11TBs of storage, no RAID. Room had been a bit tight until I trimmed down from 8TB to 4TB. Plenty of stuff that I stopped listening to. Now it's a good balance between archival stuff, and things that I would actively put in my playlists.


Eventually the setup will be a NAS, RAIDZ2 @ FreeBSD, with 6 x 4TB Hitachi drives (already have 4), just looking for a good deal on a mini-ITX case.


I just noticed that the question refers to all media. In which case, consider 9 out of that 11TB to be occupied by music/movies, plus 2 or 3 3TB externals lying around.

Edited by TwinQY - 6/16/14 at 8:58pm
post #40 of 255

This is a problematic survey because it doesn't take into account streaming services. My Spotify library is immense and I'm sure if I downloaded everything it would be gigantic. 

post #41 of 255

I choose the wrong option, I read the question as only being comprised of music


If it's just general media, then well over 1TB. How else is a panda supposed to enjoy some good animu and his fine collection of Panda Gifs?




TWINKY! Girl, come back! I brought you toast! We miss you!

Edited by bowei006 - 6/16/14 at 3:29pm
post #42 of 255

Currently at 1.6TB. Using a 3TB internal HDD. I have plans to go 100% SSD soon.

Edited by robertsong - 6/16/14 at 3:43pm
post #43 of 255

When 4k comes out we will need a lot more storage 50gb a film..my canon 1dc camera records 4k footage for about 2 hours and uses about 500gb of storage..when we finally get to watch 4k movies on blue ray they are compressed to fit on 50gb discs!

post #44 of 255

4 TB filled to the brim with stuff.


Hopefully like @sub50hz said, I'll get around to building something that is more secure then my single drive. 

post #45 of 255

I have something over 5TB in total of which maybe slightly under 500GB (don't know exact, doing a lot of mastering these days so lying around quite a few WAV files) is music n stuff.

^ for backup, I recommend simply buying a spare 4TB USB drive you just copy stuff to, they are cheap now, paid just slightly bit more than an internal 4TB drive (167 EUR), I bet in the US you can have one for at least less than $200 though.

Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 6/16/14 at 4:07pm
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