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  30-Mar-13, 03:07   #1
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
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So my "Media PC" ran out of space (again) last week: Currently around 10TB of data, bought a new 4TB HDD and installed it today. All good so far.

Except - everything inside the case was a mess, plus - I've got no end of cable splitters and such trying to accommodate all of the drives I now have installed (ranging from 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and now a 4TB). So anyway, getting the new drive all clipped in was messy work and I am lazy so I just mashed it in rather than unplugging everything and trying to do it neatly.

Start computer up: Windows fails to load, it starts loading, then blue-screens and restarts. So I unplugged the new drive, in case maybe I'd pushed the power limits of my PSU, but alas - that isn't the cause of the issue, even with the new HDD unplugged and the PC 'reverted' to as it was, it still won't load.

So now I face the prospect of having to reload windows, which is somewhat fine, I'm sure I haven't lost any of the data.. But the prospect of having to reload everything on my media PC and attempting to then organise around 10TB of media is a nightmare.


I am really hoping I manage to fix it. FML: all I wanted to do today was install some more storage space and then chill out. Now I've f**ked my media PC, which basically facilitates all of my recreational time that isn't poker. Still no f**king idea what I broke.

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ooh crisis averted.. the sata power lead on the primary hdd had come a bit loose, not quite loose enough for it to not load at all, but loose enough for it to hardware fail during windows boot. problem solved. thank f**k.


nothing to see here

Edited by jessthehuman (Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 03:13 GMT)


     
  30-Mar-13, 03:58   #2
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saynothing 

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CONGRADULATIONS disaster adverted problem solved ..... Blink

     
  30-Mar-13, 14:33   #3
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mahdrof 

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You know Jess, in the early '80s when Ronald Reagan came out with his Strategic Defense Initiative "Star Wars", I remember seeing a documentary about it where they estimated that the computer memory required to drive the whole thing was 4 terabytes. At the time this was an astronomical sum compared to the 64k computer I was playing around with, so these days when I see computers with TB hard drives it brings me back to that era - and here you are hooking up 10 TB at your place. Shock

     
  30-Mar-13, 16:49   #4
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jovicakralj 

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I fail to fill up 100GB! How do you fill 10TB Shock Shock Shock Question

     
  30-Mar-13, 17:04   #5
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IceQueenAce 
Joined: Feb '13
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porn is my guess

     
  30-Mar-13, 17:43   #6
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jessthehuman 

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Posted by IceQueenAce:
porn is my guess


yeah, 10TB of porn. You should see my arm.


Nah - basically my media pc is hooked up to a 40" LCD in the lounge room. So I download everything in 720p or 1080p. So a TV show @ 1080 is around 1gb and a 720p movie is 4-8gb and a 1080p movie is more like 10-18gb, my copy of Avatar is 28gb lol - looks fantastic though!


But yeah, if you download all your video in High Definition, you fill up a TB pretty quick!

     
  30-Mar-13, 18:51   #7
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rbdflyboy 

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Posted by jessthehuman:
Posted by IceQueenAce:
porn is my guess


yeah, 10TB of porn. You should see my arm.


Nah - basically my media pc is hooked up to a 40" LCD in the lounge room. So I download everything in 720p or 1080p. So a TV show @ 1080 is around 1gb and a 720p movie is 4-8gb and a 1080p movie is more like 10-18gb, my copy of Avatar is 28gb lol - looks fantastic though!


But yeah, if you download all your video in High Definition, you fill up a TB pretty quick!



First thought Evil ....Hellboy.... Big Smile

     
  30-Mar-13, 20:02   #8
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jovicakralj 

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Posted by jessthehuman:
Posted by IceQueenAce:
porn is my guess


yeah, 10TB of porn. You should see my arm.


Nah - basically my media pc is hooked up to a 40" LCD in the lounge room. So I download everything in 720p or 1080p. So a TV show @ 1080 is around 1gb and a 720p movie is 4-8gb and a 1080p movie is more like 10-18gb, my copy of Avatar is 28gb lol - looks fantastic though!


But yeah, if you download all your video in High Definition, you fill up a TB pretty quick!

I understand but why would you keep that on your computer after you watch it. I never leave anything that I have already watched on my PC...

     
  31-Mar-13, 00:18   #9
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4_the_W 
Joined: Feb '11
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Don't keep files you don't wanna lose on "C", move them in others: "D,E,F,etc"
Sometimes Windows crush, and you have to reinstall him... In this situation, you will only delete "C" and reinstall Windows. I recommend Windows 7, is fast and easy to install., but only for people who has more than 15Gb on C.

Also, if you don't have enough space , you may keep some files on the sites who will keep your files for free.

Also, if you have problems with your drivers, i can give you a tool, "driverscan" or "dr. drivers" with password. That tool will scan automatically your drivers and he will update all you need.

     
  31-Mar-13, 03:38   #10
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loyd33 
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Posted by jessthehuman:
Posted by IceQueenAce:
porn is my guess


yeah, 10TB of porn. You should see my arm.


Nah - basically my media pc is hooked up to a 40" LCD in the lounge room. So I download everything in 720p or 1080p. So a TV show @ 1080 is around 1gb and a 720p movie is 4-8gb and a 1080p movie is more like 10-18gb, my copy of Avatar is 28gb lol - looks fantastic though!


But yeah, if you download all your video in High Definition, you fill up a TB pretty quick!


Everything I download or copy I just put into DVD . U got software to shrink that and play do your DVD/BlueRay afte. It's much easier and dont't need 100TB of HDD
Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap! Dollar Dollar Dollar

     
  31-Mar-13, 05:40   #11
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demodawggy 

Joined: Feb '12
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"...How do you fill 10TB....?...."

"...porn is my guess...."


...lol.... Now THAT is some funny s**t..... Big Smile

I thought it was about Soyuz blasting off from Kazakhstan the other day,....but the ONLY thing in common would be Borat... lol...

     
  31-Mar-13, 08:25   #12
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
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Posted by loyd33:
Everything I download or copy I just put into DVD . U got software to shrink that and play do your DVD/BlueRay afte. It's much easier and dont't need 100TB of HDD
Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap! Dollar Dollar Dollar


How is that easier? Having it all on HDD is way easier than having 10TB worth of DVDs lol. A lot of 1080p stuff won't even fit onto a DVD> I know you can "shrink" it but do you know what 'shrink' means? It's means sacrifice quality for size.. and I have no reason to do that..

Not sure why you think constantly burning 4GB DVDs and having to use that physical media is easier than simply having a media PC constantly connected to my TV. I simply install a new HDD every now and again when I run low on space.. but it takes a while to fill a drive.

Posted by loyd33:
play do your DVD/BlueRay after



Haha this isn't the 90s! I don't own a blue ray or dvd player, don't think I have since the 90s or so.. Haha you're living in the past! I haven't even connected my TV antenna in about 4 years!

Edited by jessthehuman (Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:29 GMT)


     
  31-Mar-13, 08:40   #13
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3pokeronly 

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Jess, surely apart from the porn obviously, a small loss of quality will save you buying the next hard drive update too soon, how hi def do you want to watch 4 weddings or The Castle??

Good luck, oh already happened.

3P

     
  31-Mar-13, 13:48   #14
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loyd33 
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Posted by jessthehuman:
Posted by loyd33:
Everything I download or copy I just put into DVD . U got software to shrink that and play do your DVD/BlueRay afte. It's much easier and dont't need 100TB of HDD
Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap! Dollar Dollar Dollar


How is that easier? Having it all on HDD is way easier than having 10TB worth of DVDs lol. A lot of 1080p stuff won't even fit onto a DVD> I know you can "shrink" it but do you know what 'shrink' means? It's means sacrifice quality for size.. and I have no reason to do that..

Not sure why you think constantly burning 4GB DVDs and having to use that physical media is easier than simply having a media PC constantly connected to my TV. I simply install a new HDD every now and again when I run low on space.. but it takes a while to fill a drive.

Posted by loyd33:
play do your DVD/BlueRay after



Haha this isn't the 90s! I don't own a blue ray or dvd player, don't think I have since the 90s or so.. Haha you're living in the past! I haven't even connected my TV antenna in about 4 years!


Ok , let me know when your Hard Drive fail and u don't have any backup (blue ray can store 25 g of data), this is the situation I was talking about. Maybe u don't care to loose all our data.

cheer Smile Smile

Edited by loyd33 (Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 13:55 GMT)


     
  1-Apr-13, 01:09   #15
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jessthehuman 

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Posted by 3pokeronly:
Jess, surely apart from the porn obviously, a small loss of quality will save you buying the next hard drive update too soon, how hi def do you want to watch 4 weddings or The Castle??

Good luck, oh already happened.

3P


It's really not like I'm buying HDDs all the time.. it's like once every 12 months or so.. And they're not that expensive and generally speaking they've very easy to install, unless you did like I did this time and knock out another lead in there.

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Posted by loyd33:

Ok , let me know when your Hard Drive fail and u don't have any backup (blue ray can store 25 g of data), this is the situation I was talking about. Maybe u don't care to loose all our data.

cheer Smile Smile


Okay - well now you're talking about backing up data, which is another matter altogether. Also, I don't exactly get the impression you're backing up your data either, I get the impression you just make a single DVD/BR copy of each set of data and that is your only copy, so if your disc fades or scratches you lose your data too.



Sure, backing up is important, but even so: Redundant HDD offers a far better (and easier) backup solution than physical media. And also - like I said, I don't even own a DVD/BR player, why would I? Those things are archaic relics of a past time.

But yes, if you want to talk backup solutions: The best way to do it is to us a "RAID" Configuration where you install your HDD in duplicates and all your data is mirrored to two drives, the chances of both drives failing simultaneously are extremely low.

Beyond that, for external backup- portable HDD offer a much better solution than DVD/BR media.. It is surely a lot easy to copy say 2TB of data over to a single external HDD than it is to copy it across 80 BR discs, or ~425 DVDs.

Edited by jessthehuman (Monday, April 01, 2013 @ 01:14 GMT)


     
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