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

Alexander Fisher alex at alexfisher.me.uk
Fri Jul 6 17:30:47 UTC 2012

On 6 July 2012 18:23, Thomas Mashos <thomas at mashos.com> wrote:
> 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.

It's for that reason I've decided I can't afford to rip Blurays yet.
Maybe next year if hard disk prices have fully recovered...
I'm of the opinion that if I can afford 10TB of storage, but not 10TB
of backup, I can't afford 10TB of storage after all.

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