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richinsc 08-23-2008 10:41 AM

What would you do with 12 TB (Terabytes)?
 
What would you do with 12 Terabytes of storage space. This of course would be in a RAID Configuration. But I am curious to know what everyone on LQ would do with 12 TB?

If someone knows the current size of LQ, post it here and we can do comparison of how many times you could put LQ on the array.

P0rn is not allowed as an answer as that is most common answer most people would give unless it is geek p0rn (i.e - Pics of hardcore computer setups). :D

ErV 08-23-2008 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by richinsc (Post 3257065)
What would you do with 12 Terabytes of storage space.

I'd made backups of every CD/DVD I have. But that'll be hardly more than 1 TB.

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Originally Posted by richinsc (Post 3257065)
But I am curious to know what everyone on LQ would do with 12 TB?

AFAIK, Google's youtube database takes around 12TB. The exact size should be mentioned in news related to their recent "youtube vs viacom" lawsuit. Here is the link.

Mega Man X 08-23-2008 12:44 PM

It would probably be wasted space, since I would not have use for 12 TB today. I think I should have about 2 TB at home, counting internal and external disks and today, it is more than enough for my needs :)

richinsc 08-23-2008 12:56 PM

The other thing that is possible to take up a good amount of that space is if you can get a copy of every musical recording ever made and store in on there. That would be one massive music collection and one massive copyright case. But you could claim that you are building a music archive for generations after you, that way when you die. 30 or 40 yrs later someone might just stumble onto your collection and then you have your place in the history books... Just a thought.

j.todd 08-23-2008 01:34 PM

I'd use it for music, movies, pictures, mirrors of debian packages, and VMs.

mipia 08-23-2008 03:31 PM

Distro mirrors, lots and lots of distro mirrors. :D

trickykid 08-23-2008 09:14 PM

12TB for home storage, if anyone needs that much space, they're just a pack rat to me. I have around 20GB of music, which is about 1/4 my actual collection, unlike some, I actually own every album that I have digitized, I buy CD's as they serve as my backup if I do decide to rip them. I have about 26GB in video of the kids and around 5GB in pictures. Kids are under 3, so number is going to continue to grow but not by too much.

Everything else is already available on the internet, I don't need to keep every ISO I download and so on, I burn to CDR and then delete.

Jeebizz 08-23-2008 10:12 PM

12TB? Hrmm.. I could encode my entire CD collection into flac, make full ISOs of my DVD movies, and backup my PS1 and PS2 games, and probably only use about 2% total of that drive... I'm sure though I can fill it up more with movies and music as time goes by.

hbar 08-23-2008 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ErV (Post 3257138)
AFAIK, Google's youtube database takes around 12TB. The exact size should be mentioned in news related to their recent "youtube vs viacom" lawsuit. Here is the link.

Aha, but 12TB is the size of the logfile they handed over. I'd imagine the YouTube video database is much, much larger than that.

brianL 08-24-2008 06:32 AM

I've got that capacity already:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...G=Search&meta=

Oxagast 08-25-2008 07:05 AM

Lots and lots of movies and music. I already have about a half TB of movies and music on my RAID but I'm running out of space... :) Oh, also I would put a swap partition on each drive in the RAID, the combind bandwidth would be getting close to my physical ram ;), though I think I'd hit the BUS limit way before that, ugh.

By the way, only 12TB for youtube? Yeah rightttt. It's probably like a few PB with all the movies they have on there.

Oxagast 08-25-2008 07:16 AM

Also, if the human brain stores ALL the information that our senses take in, as well as everything we ever think... That's a shitload of information. An unfathomable ammount of information. Imagine taking a 500 megapixle video camera and recording everything for ~100 years. I wonder if every computer on earth combind could even store that much information, and thats only sight, thats not even including touch, sound, taste, smell, time, etc. If we were actually able to recall all that information on the spot we wouldn't even need hard drives ;).

SlowCoder 08-25-2008 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by richinsc (Post 3257065)
What would you do with 12 Terabytes of storage space.

I would wonder what the hell I would do with all of it.

I think I have about 100GB of data between myself and my wife. Any archives (music, images, etc.) are all burned to DVD for backup. We probably only actually keep about 30-40GB of actual data on the hard drives.

immortaltechnique 08-25-2008 10:54 AM

Probably auction the space to Google.....hell!! am pretty sure they wouldnt mind a couple more TBs for their servers....then again they would probably add me some more space and ask me to get a life :p

thorn168 08-25-2008 01:30 PM

12 TB....You mentioned raid but you did not specify which configuration. Depending on the actual raid configuration the real available space could be as low as 6 TB.

For arguments sake I will go with the 6 TB size.

6 TB of disk space would give me about 480 hours of uncompressed video with sound.

Based on my usage at work I could probably fill up that space in about 18 months before I would have to start deleting files.


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