E freakin gads, can't someone make a comment without somebody postulating an opinion contrary to what was tongue in cheek and CLEARLY not directed to one of a "VERY few" self appointed power users?el_cheapo wrote:
I think you're severely underestimating the amount of porn, and size of high quality video that's in existence. 4k video (becoming more popular in all types of recordings) takes 360 GB an hour. that's 13.8 hours per 5 tb. My collection of movies (nothing explicit) audiobooks, Console ROMS and PC games is taking up 12 TB and I'm looking into more drives.
Don't get me wrong 5 tb is probably overkill for the guy we're trying to help but 5tb is not that crazy nowadays. There's a reason it's for sale at a retail store. There was a time when people were getting 10 MB hard drives and thinking geez how will i EVER fill this. 10 MB sounds laughable now.
LISTEN UP, anyone can stuff 5TB drive with crapenzola, but 5TB "PROBABLY" overkill? You're on such thin ice (or a porn collector) your comments are just too silly. They sell 350 horsepower cars too does that mean EVERY such car USES ALL 350 horse power?
I WAS there when 5 MEGABYTE drives were released, in the labs working on them, but the O/S and applications grew exponentially beyond 10,20 or 50 meg drives to where we are today, which BTW, my MAIN drive STILL only occupies 150 gigs... O/S data and everything else.
But... we're talking DATA backup here, not monstrous operating systems, and I stand by this comment...ANYONE who NEEDS 5TB isn't mom and pop, or hundreds of millions of users that LOSE DATA, not movies, or porn.