How do you store your JAV/Porn Collection?

Casshern2

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damn it

I had my eye on 12 low cost servers on ebay....all capable of taking 16 SSDs so using cheapish 2TB SSD, that is 32TB + separate SSD for boot drive

when 4TB become cheaper, thats potentially 64TB of SSD on a server with 80w CPU

someone bought them all in one go ! gutted
Dammit indeed! :eek:
 

Schow

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damn it

I had my eye on 12 low cost servers on ebay....all capable of taking 16 SSDs so using cheapish 2TB SSD, that is 32TB + separate SSD for boot drive

when 4TB become cheaper, thats potentially 64TB of SSD on a server with 80w CPU

someone bought them all in one go ! gutted
:(

Also guessing you're a fellow Brit haha.
 

Immergeil

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I've seen 2TB SSD and NVME drives for quite low prices

much more reliable than spinning rust...find a reliable brand, and consider either a backup solution or a RAID/ZFS solution
Spinning rust is quite reliable and pretty much the only option if you need a lot of storage, cheap SSD's have quite low endurance and could end up dying pretty fast if you write a lot to the drives, one positive is that when the endurance is used up they can still be read just not written to.

Personally I cannot see any reason to use SSD's at the current cost.
 
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Porni

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Spinning rust is quite reliable and pretty much the only option if you need a lot of storage, cheap SSD's have quite low endurance and could end up dying pretty fast if you write a lot to the drives, one positive is that when the endurance is used up they can still be read.
That's not true, cheap ssd's are the most likely to die suddenly due to controller death or some other reason and the information can't be retrieved.
 

chupachups

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Spinning rust is quite reliable and pretty much the only option if you need a lot of storage, cheap SSD's have quite low endurance and could end up dying pretty fast if you write a lot to the drives, one positive is that when the endurance is used up they can still be read just not written to.

Personally I cannot see any reason to use SSD's at the current cost.
depends on what you are trying to do

if write once, read many times, the low power consumption outweighs the endurance

if you are downloading a lot, then HDD might be better for you

given SSD are the same price as their 2.5inch HDD equivalents, I don't see why not, if you are just storing stuff for repeated viewing
 

chupachups

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That's not true, cheap ssd's are the most likely to die suddenly due to controller death or some other reason and the information can't be retrieved.
and HDD will also suffer this problem, and why god invented backups and RAID
 

Immergeil

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given SSD are the same price as their 2.5inch HDD equivalents, I don't see why not, if you are just storing stuff for repeated viewing
No one should use 2.5 inch HDD's these days anyway, pretty much all of them are SMR and not suitable for RAID.

HDDs are much less likely to have controller issues than cheap SSD's
 

chupachups

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No one should use 2.5 inch HDD's these days anyway, pretty much all of them are SMR and not suitable for RAID.

HDDs are much less likely to have controller issues than cheap SSD's
and HDDs are much more likely to have failed media than even cheap SSD

as for 2.5inch HDD, there is still a thriving market for them...portable low power USB drives for example...but my argument is that if being used for read only, its better to use SSD

if you are doing chia mining then 3.5inch HDD...if storing large numbers of videos in a library with immediate access, then SSD
 

lifeisgook

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and HDDs are much more likely to have failed media than even cheap SSD

as for 2.5inch HDD, there is still a thriving market for them...portable low power USB drives for example...but my argument is that if being used for read only, its better to use SSD

if you are doing chia mining then 3.5inch HDD...if storing large numbers of videos in a library with immediate access, then SSD
Videos shouldn't accessed so often that you would want them on SSDs, for cold storage, media libraries and other files that you aren't modifying often HDDs are the best, SSD in a server i'd say is most useful for selfhosting apps, hosting a website or with a nvme you could even try doing more complex things like video editing or gaming over the network.
 

1096bimu

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I got a Qnap NAS with 4 bays, and I put 2.5" SSDs in them, because there's no noise with SSDs.
I then attach a big 16TB HDD externally to it, it is set to automatically run a backup on schedule when I'm sleeping. I used to do fancy RAID stuff but then I just realized it's not worth it. With a RAID setup if something fails you still need this exact NAS system to restore you data. Where as with my dumb external HDD even if the NAS unit catches on fire I can simply read stuff out of the HDD with any device because it's just exFAT

I suspect I am on the "noob" side of spectrum here with only ~2TB collection.
Got 1x Samsung 8TB 870QVO and just 3 random 1tb drive I have laying around. wanted to get more of these 8tb drives but they're like out of production, you can't even get them anymore, should've gotten two when I had the chance.
 
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JayDomK

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I got a Qnap NAS with 4 bays, and I put 2.5" SSDs in them, because there's no noise with SSDs.
I then attach a big 16TB HDD externally to it, it is set to automatically run a backup on schedule when I'm sleeping. I used to do fancy RAID stuff but then I just realized it's not worth it. With a RAID setup if something fails you still need this exact NAS system to restore you data. Where as with my dumb external HDD even if the NAS unit catches on fire I can simply read stuff out of the HDD with any device because it's just exFAT

I suspect I am on the "noob" side of spectrum here with only ~2TB collection.
Got 1x Samsung 8TB 870QVO and just 3 random 1tb drive I have laying around. wanted to get more of these 8tb drives but they're like out of production, you can't even get them anymore, should've gotten two when I had the chance.
Then I'm extra noob, I only have a 1TB collection :D
Let me ask you this. How long have you had the Samsung? Could you say something about its reliability? I've always had WD, but I'm starting to think about other HDD manufacturers.
 

1096bimu

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Then I'm extra noob, I only have a 1TB collection :D
Let me ask you this. How long have you had the Samsung? Could you say something about its reliability? I've always had WD, but I'm starting to think about other HDD manufacturers.
I never worry about reliability, one of the SSDs I have in there is a 512GB from who knows how many years ago, certainly before M.2 was a thing, it doesn't even record total bytes written so I don't know how much health it has but I've been running torrent from my NAS all this years I've never had a problem.
previously I had another Samsung with 0% health, and I still ran torrents on it for over a year, no issues.
 

LoliKing25

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I've switched over to using MicroSD Cards only (though I do have 2 500GB Backup drives for family photo/video, and a 512GB and 256GB Flash Drives for backups as well and Linux Distros respectively). They all fit in a single "Budi" organizer, which makes it really convenient. I don't use them all too much, so they're like cold storage. Physical space is a premium for me, and this is what I have found works.
 
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sancho1999

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Does anyone just download interesting stuff then end up having so much that its hard to sort though or remember why you downloaded it in the first place?
 

chupachups

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Does anyone just download interesting stuff then end up having so much that its hard to sort though or remember why you downloaded it in the first place?
no

not when you have 140TB of disk storage online and an application like plex or stash to manage it all

your own pornhub LOL
 

chupachups

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No one should use 2.5 inch HDD's these days anyway, pretty much all of them are SMR and not suitable for RAID.

HDDs are much less likely to have controller issues than cheap SSD's
I gotta admit, my main plex server has been built with HDDs

I tore down my SSD server as the storage density was higher with HDD...16TB+ Vs 2TB...and bang for buck was much better

so far, there is no overheating issue...and having over 100TB of space in one filesystem is great