[mythtv-users] Slightly OT - How many People have Video libraries over 8TB?

Thomas Mashos thomas at mashos.com
Fri Jul 6 17:23:02 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 9:42 AM, Alexander Fisher <alex at alexfisher.me.uk> wrote:
> On 6 July 2012 17:19, Another Sillyname <anothersname at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> and where (roughly) are you located.
>> I've got 13TB and am in Kent, UK.
> Have you got that backed up to another 13TB stored on a different machine?
> It'd be a shame if you lost it.  It must have taken you *ages* to build. [1]
> I've currently got 96 DVD feature films ripped (no recompression) to
> mkv and the median filesize (quickest type of average for me to work
> out) is 4.5GB.
> 13GB would equate to around 3000 films!  I've got 4x2TB disks, but
> only 4TB is usable.  It's currently configured as a 3 disk RAID5 with
> a hot spare, but I hope to get a 5th drive soon so that I can setup a
> proper backup with the hot spare being re-purposed as a disk in the
> backup machine.  Only then will I feel comfortable spending the hours
> required to rip all my remaining DVD collection.
> Kind Regards,
> Alex
> [1] - Rereading that, it sounds like a mafia style threat.  I'm not
> really planning on stealing your system. :)
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There should be a distinction made between recordings storage and
videos storage. I've only got 1.5TB for recordings, but a 5TB NAS for
other stuff (videos, music, pictures, backups). Either way, 13TB is a
lot of storage, but it's not necessarily 3000 DVD's. HD recordings
take between 4-8GB per hour and my Bluray rips are about 30GB each.


Thomas Mashos

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