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Jan 14, 2014 17:26 |  #106

Note that single disks are almost for free now. 3TB or 4TB disks are very affordable. It's only an issue if someone invests money in a hardware box with room for a lot of disks on pure speculation that any real money gets locked up on pure speculation.

This is about a user who have a single 1TB disk getting full. So not about buying an 8-disk NAS preparing for 8*4 = 32TB of spinning platters just in case, but a question of considering a 3TB or 4TB disk instead of just a 2TB disk. If having extra space for the main storage and any backup disks, it's possible to store multiple edits or maybe an extra full copy of a laptop or similar without worrying that the everyday tasks suddenly are hampered by the lack of space. In the end, most people do see an exponential growth in storage needs, even if the coefficient might be different and the needs at this very moment might start from a lower value.

Having extra disk space is like having extra batteries or extra memory cards - it's no fun to run out at the wrong time.


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Jan 14, 2014 19:30 |  #107

"Buy as much storage as you can afford."

This is a subjective statement that applies differently to every person and only that person can determine its meaning. That is why the suggestion is so fitting.


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Jan 14, 2014 20:28 |  #108

Daphatty wrote in post #16606104 (external link)
"Buy as much storage as you can afford."

This is a subjective statement that applies differently to every person and only that person can determine its meaning. That is why the suggestion is so fitting.

And makes absolutely no sense if you happen to be able to afford far more than you need. I know that one of my aunts could easily afford to have me set her up with a petabyte NAS array... However the last time she had me check her 16GB tablet for her she had barely used 500MB of user data space.

Seriously, why so much opposition to the suggestion that someone sit down and look at what They are actually doing, their own trends and habits, and evaluate their actual needs? Or should we be discouraging people from actually Thinking before buying consumer goods?

Maybe I missed the sections detailing how long it has taken them to fill that 1TB drive so far, and the long bit about their workflow. I don't know it, so I can't really make hard and fast suggestions.


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Jan 14, 2014 20:54 |  #109

Luckless wrote in post #16606245 (external link)
And makes absolutely no sense if you happen to be able to afford far more than you need. I know that one of my aunts could easily afford to have me set her up with a petabyte NAS array... However the last time she had me check her 16GB tablet for her she had barely used 500MB of user data space.

Seriously, why so much opposition to the suggestion that someone sit down and look at what They are actually doing, their own trends and habits, and evaluate their actual needs? Or should we be discouraging people from actually Thinking before buying consumer goods?

Maybe I missed the sections detailing how long it has taken them to fill that 1TB drive so far, and the long bit about their workflow. I don't know it, so I can't really make hard and fast suggestions.

But then this thread isn't filled with any recommendations to buy as much as the OP can afford. There is a huge difference between buying as much disk space as anyone can afford, and to make sure that there are a bit of safety margin on a single-disk storage storage by maybe going for $50-$70 more expensive disks. But extrapolation is a popular hobby on the net.


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