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Started by Magyarorszag, November 22, 2018, 06:31:45 AM

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Are you partaking in our annual celebration of the miracle of retail this year?

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bluaki

November 26, 2018, 03:05:43 PM #30 Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 03:11:52 PM by bluaki
I have some interest in a better TV because I want a larger screen (from 49" to something like 65" or 75"), HDR, and most importantly full-array local dimming, but I'll wait for next year's models instead of buying now.

I've been looking through a bunch of deals for the past few weeks but haven't seen much I care about. Mostly I just grabbed a few movies. I also got a 1TB SSD and another flash drive.

That $200 for a PS4 Slim + Spider Man is a fantastic deal and the best one I've seen this month but useless to me since I already have a PS4.

Quote from: Magyarorszag on November 22, 2018, 06:47:16 AMfor example, i got a 5(!) tb 7200rpm hdd for $110 earlier this month, and last week i got a 1tb ssd for $130 :3

i can't imagine i'll ever use as much as 5 whole terabytes of hdd space, but i did need to upgrade from my old filled-to-capacity mechanical drive and at that price why not
You can get an 8TB HDD for around that same price if you keep an eye out for deals and don't mind buying a (shuckable) external drive. 4TB ones are regularly in the $70~90 range. 5TB isn't a very common or popular capacity tier.

All my 3.5" hard drives combined total about 22TB (16TB active, 6TB cold) but I'm a crazy data hoarder sillydood;

I actually only have about 6TB of data, which with mirroring consumes 12TB of space. Sometimes I look at the datahoarder reddit to keep an eye on deals and I don't even hold a candle to their crazy setups with like 12x 10TB drives.

Magyarorszag

Quote from: bluaki on November 26, 2018, 03:05:43 PMYou can get an 8TB HDD for around that same price if you keep an eye out for deals and don't mind buying a (shuckable) external drive. 4TB ones are regularly in the $70~90 range. 5TB isn't a very common or popular capacity tier.

All my 3.5" hard drives combined total about 22TB (16TB active, 6TB cold) but I'm a crazy data hoarder sillydood;

I actually only have about 6TB of data, which with mirroring consumes 12TB of space. Sometimes I look at the datahoarder reddit to keep an eye on deals and I don't even hold a candle to their crazy setups with like 12x 10TB drives.

i considered doing the old shuck-'n'-cuck, but the exact model of hdd you end up with is kind of a lottery and external drives are exceedingly unlikely to be faster (7200rpm) ones in the first place, plus shucking invalidates the warranty so ultimately i decided against it

5tb is far more that i see myself needing for the foreseeable future, and at a certain point i value faster speeds over excessively higher capacities

and that toshiba drive is a fast one, the fastest (affordable) one in the 4tb+ capacity range

https://hdd.userbenchmark.com/Toshiba-X300-5TB/Rating/3593

#22 on a list of over 1000 tested drives O_0

5tb definitely isn't common though and i almost went for a 4tb one instead because it seems so strange, but the 4tb model was $99 and the 5tb model was $109 and marginally faster and in any case toshiba's reliability statistics seem to be pretty good at all capacities so w/e lol

Magyarorszag

Quote from: bluaki on November 26, 2018, 03:05:43 PMAll my 3.5" hard drives combined total about 22TB (16TB active, 6TB cold) but I'm a crazy data hoarder sillydood;

jeebus

my cumulative total for 3.5" drives is 8tb, i have a 2tb backup drive and i'm now retiring my 1tb storage drive and replacing it with the 5tb

i guess i could repurpose it to mirror my system ssd instead of completely retiring it

including my ssds in the count brings my total up to 9.24tb, and then if i add some very old 2.5" external backup drives to that i end up at 10.49tb, which seems like a lot but isn't even half your total lol

and i only have ~1.5tb of data

also i took a cursory glance at that subr*ddit once and someone had managed to amass a petabyte of data

SloppyJimbo

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Silverhawk79

I originally hadn't planned on buying anything, but I ended up buying Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Switch) and a cheap wired controller. Nothing else interested me.

Khadafi

I bought a KitchenAid Stand Mixer since it was on sale and I had gotten a $200 Amazon gift card when I got married.

finna make all that bread

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