No. You wanna know how many movies, songs, and images are stored on those?? Space is a precious, precious thing for me. I could easily count 400 movies on one single drive, and probably over 10,000 songs. Heck, I've got 3,000 songs on my laptop right now.
Besides, there's only 5 drives there, the silver one is an external dvd recorder. Makes it easier to copy stuff disc-to-disc rather than using the drive in the laptop. Maybe you should see the inside of my closet, where there are 8 more 1TB MyBooks unopened, waiting for the chance to make the lineup.
Do the two drives in the laptop, and the few internals laying around in the drawers count too?? I'm a dirty little drive-space whore
heh, I have like 10 external drives now. I keep on buying the small 2.5" size drives when they go on sale then think about selling them on ebay... nope, I just end up keeping them. I always have that inherit problem, buying stuff I don't need just because they were a good deal.
You guys keep all that data on external drives? You've got alot of faith in the reliability of those drives and their crappy PSU's (not to mention the mess of cabling!!)
I got burned too many times by drive failure, so it was time to build a fileserver...
I built a ~7TB fileserver in my closet, running FreeNAS + ZFS RAIDZ2 array with 2x hot spare disks in the chassis should a disk failure occur. I'd need three drives to totally die out of the RAID array before I lose data.
I also have 2TB of space on two more fileservers out of my apartment for "critical" data that needs backing up in case the place floods / burns down / gets invaded by zombies...
I do time machine backups of all my macs over the network to this fileserver. I store all my music / movies / apps / junk on the fileserver, and that data is backed up offsite.
If any one of my computers dies ... no big loss of data - I just restore it from backups ... I don't store any local data on my systems.
Goodbye, external drives. You will not be missed:
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