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Hey, where do you guys store your videos ?

Discussion in 'Chatterbox' started by Illmac, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Illmac

    Illmac Perca

    Hi guys. Do you guys and your JAV collection reside in your labtop/computer or do you like a portable hard drive?

    I am wondering because I have some on my labtop I easily can access which are usually the favorites and the harddrive I will have the favorites again plus the rest. Do you guys use 1 hard drive? 2 hard drives?

    Also, do you guys encrypt your videos / folders ? Or do you just leave them?

    I have 2 external hard drives I use but i am always worried my brother or someone will use it without knowing i have so many videos on there. But I also think it will take a long time to encrypt so many files, does anyone know of a fast way to just put a passsword on the whole hard drive as a whole ? or will it take days because of the size of the files?
  2. needs more loli

    needs more loli Don't underestimate lolis!

    My JAV is stored across 6 hard drives (3 external, 3 internal) all of which are encrypted using VeraCrypt/TrueCrypt. It takes a while to encrypt (just let it encrypt overnight) but it's well worth the time.
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  3. CodeGeek

    CodeGeek Akiba Citizen

    Another solution would be using a NAS instead of many USB drives. You can user & password protect the shares (if you're using SMB/Windows).
    In addition you can put your drives in a RAID (like RAID 1, 5, 6). That doesn't replace a backup, but at least increases the protection against data loose (also such RAID levels are not meant as backup, but as improvement of the availability).
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  4. needs more loli

    needs more loli Don't underestimate lolis!

    Those are kind pricy, no? But I guess you're paying for the security.
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  5. CodeGeek

    CodeGeek Akiba Citizen

    There are also cheaper models. Or let's say: There is a wide variety of models. But, yes, it's more pricy as normal USB drives. But normally you also get more for your money (e.g. some provide a downloader software and/or a torrent client - if that's interesting for you. Or a media server).
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  6. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    If you think no one will notice or care and if they are small enough, just disconnect your external hard drives and keep away from your station when not in use?
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  7. Illmac

    Illmac Perca

    hmm thanks for information above - i was thinking truecrypt - i have axcrypt but it only encrypts single files - does truecrypt encrypt like full folders with files within it?

    also the NAs / Raid thing is probably out of my knowledge of how to do things

    @cas, i do disconnect hard drives and hide them, but it's for a back up incase someone grabs them or i need to bring them with me somewhere (sometimes to work) - i don't want to expose my whole collection and people to judge me -

    i don't even want to encrypt it, i just want a simple password when you plug in the external hard drive and then be able to view everytrhing all videos without putting in a password for each video to watch

    but is ok, i might purchase those 'WD passport things , i heard they come with a program to put password on the drive ' but am not sure.. might just use truecrypt then.

    thankis for replies
  8. needs more loli

    needs more loli Don't underestimate lolis!

    Veracrypt/Truecrypt can encrypt your entire hard drive or you can just make a volume (sort of like a folder) and just encrypt that so anything you put in that volume will be password protected.
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  9. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Development stopped on Truecrypt, didn't it? I know we no longer use it at work because support for it went away. Then there's this article that says it is "discontinued".


    But here is a simple method if others you worry about are not all that computer savvy! Use at your own risk. Although it looks very straightforward. Provided you're a PC and not a Mac user.

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  10. Fisheraaa

    Fisheraaa Active Member

    2 external hard drives 2tb each. But i also keep some videos on my laptop for quick access.
    No password/encryption except for a windows password on my laptop.
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  11. princeali692

    princeali692 Jav is love... Jav is life...

    I have two 4tb external hard drives. I use the second one to backup what son the first. I just did that recently and it's comforting to know I have my entire collection backed up. I don't encrypt it, I don't have to worry about anyone going through my stuff.
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  12. Speeny

    Speeny Active Member

    A 2TB external hard drive at the moment. My JAV collection isn't huge. Mainly storing a bunch of the SIRO titles. Just enough to keep me happy. :D
  13. rnishimura

    rnishimura Well-Known Member

    What is a good way to sort a massive DVD-R collection for quick access of catalog numbers?
    For example, finding ASDF-005232 in a collection of 3000 discs.

    The usual 200+ DVD storage case is too slow, even when you put them into alphabetical order.

    My idea is to use either jewel cases or paper sleeves with numbers on a tab or something, then have a master index printed.

    Any other ideas? I can't rip them all because I would need a 30000TB hard drive.

    Right now I have them stacked on spindles in alphabetical order. Sometimes it takes up to 5 minutes just to find a specific title.
    It also degrades the disc much faster and I get too many scratches.

    For my mp4/download collection I use a 2TB Raid 1 setup and then back that up. 2TB is not enough lately so I got another 2TB external eSATA drive. Thinking of driving USB 3.0 but I imagine it might be slightly slower.
    USB 2.0 stinks when you have to back up a huge collection!

    I'm really picky and rarely keep anything if it's not good. I'm not a huge JAV collector unless it's specific genres I like.
    I actually buy DVD originals still since i'm picky about quality and you can rarely find JAV ISOs.
  14. Fisheraaa

    Fisheraaa Active Member

    If it's all blu-rays you've got you would need 14 HDDS of 5TBs at most. And that should be a cheap solution for you if you realy have 3000 discs.

    Edit: The drives would cost arround 2200 euro, but you can get a nice discount for buying such quantity.
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  15. needs more loli

    needs more loli Don't underestimate lolis!

  16. Fisheraaa

    Fisheraaa Active Member

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  17. Little Chucky

    Little Chucky Hi, I'm Chucky, Wanna Play?

    3 drives mostly idol videos but 500GB jav
    1 4TB usb3 drive full
    1 1TB sata drive full
    1 8TB sata drive 2TB filled but quickly filling the drive
  18. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    The software drivers have more bugs than a log full of termites. The biggest and most fatal gig is the failure of the software to remember the Samsung Safekey. I put two months on one of these drives and started to sweat when the software started this constant flow of error messages. Finally, I said "chuck it" and tried to recover a saved directory. I cut and pasted the Samsung Safekey to the point of rage. This drive doesn't work; the software doesn't work. Avoid like the plague.
  19. mantatn

    mantatn Member

    5 TB drive.google ! can view online any time :)
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  20. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Just lost my #6 drive. The newer of the bunch! 436 titles. Spins and chirps at the same rhythm. Happened when I was copying files to it.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016