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#1 zhiffy

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:24 AM

Hello!

I'm a photographer with a 4 year old desktop. I have 3 internal harddisks, one 2TB and two 3TBs, all also 4 years old. 

I'm currently running out of storage space as I average at 32Gbs per shoot.
I'm wondering if I should just buy another internal harddisk or find a way to totally upgrade my storage system.
I've read terms like NAS and RAID but my brain really isn't wired for technical terms..

Please let me know!

Thank you
 

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
CPU
Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.40GHz 52 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
 
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
 
Motherboard
ASRock Z87 Extreme4 (CPUSocket) 36 °C
 
Graphics
2367 (1920x1080@60Hz)
2367 (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (ASRock)
4095MB NVIDIA Quadro K4200 (NVIDIA) 44 °C
ForceWare version: 382.05
SLI Disabled
 
Storage
2794GB Western Digital WDC WD30EZRX-00SPEB0 (SATA) 33 °C
1863GB Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 (SATA) 31 °C
2794GB Western Digital WDC WD30EZRX-00SPEB0 ATA Device (SATA) 35 °C
238GB PLEXTOR PX-256M5Pro ATA Device (SSD)

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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:38 AM

Budget?

 

And since your profile does not say system specs, your computer model or specs if custom built?


Edited by Drillingmachine, 14 August 2017 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

Budget?

Well I'm still considering between buying a internal harddisk and a whole new overhaul.
If overhaul.. preferably lower than $800usd...



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:49 AM

Budget?

 

And since your profile does not say system specs, your computer model or specs if custom built?

Updated first post to list specs!



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 12:03 PM

I would suggest you buy two of these https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PP648d/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st8000as0002

 

and put them RAID 1 config. Those act like final storage and those smaller HDD's act as temporary storage.

 

For those HDD's, it's recommended 180TB writes per year, that is 22 times disc capacity 8TB. You can also forget RAID 1 and buy only one.






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