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    Re: What to do with a 250 GB harddrive

    Quote Originally Posted by woodside View Post
    Ah well, I'm amazed at how big these harddrives are now. I'll probably never have more than 20 gigs of data and I'm thinking of just setting up a bunch of partitions and installing some other distros. Any suggestions?

    I tend to like something stripped down and basic, but I guess I can do a few partitions and try some different things.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas.
    Well if you don't know what to do with it you could give it to me.
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    Re: What to do with a 250 GB harddrive

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterNetra View Post
    Well if you don't know what to do with it you could give it to me.
    If you read the thread you would've seen that you are a long way down the Q.

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    Re: What to do with a 250 GB harddrive

    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    You could build for only what you need to spend on drives a FreeNAS box out of an old PII or PIII from the rubbish dump. You could use software RAID of one configuration or another so that your important media is more secure, mirrored or RAID 5.

    Something I don't like is having gigs of data that is not backed up in some form. When there is so much of it, if you loose it, you will never get it all back, apart from the expense, even if it is only the time & bandwidth, of getting back what you can.
    When I bought second 500GB drive, there was a question - to use it as RAID or to store more data... Since I have my DV clips on tapes somewhere, I went with more data option. Well, the most important data that I need saved is nowhere as big, it's mostly text.

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    Re: What to do with a 250 GB harddrive

    I am going to go with the majority on this one and just say "give to tom egnoto".

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    Re: What to do with a 250 GB harddrive

    you guys are all to late.


    so woodside. what did/are you going to do?
    danger! brain at work.
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    Re: What to do with a 250 GB harddrive

    For learning...

    250GB?!?

    ...I dunno.

    Such space where meant to be back-up HDD. So this means you can back-up all the PDF lesson files and such. But hey, it's 250GB. Go and download Prison Break, Heroes and such torrents

    Right now, I'm downloading 11GB Johnny Bravo torrent to be backed-up in my 160GB external HDD.
    Last edited by creek23; December 29th, 2008 at 07:58 PM. Reason: files -> space

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    Re: What to do with a 250 GB harddrive

    Download 250 GB worth of porn?
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    Don't run any command with rm in it unless you know EXACTLY what you're doing.

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    Re: What to do with a 250 GB harddrive

    Quote Originally Posted by kernel sanders View Post
    download 250 gb worth of porn?
    +1
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    I love it when people stop trying to help me and I just uninstall ubuntu because of it . . .

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    Re: What to do with a 250 GB harddrive

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Download 250 GB worth of porn?
    -1

    You will only be (re)productive.

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    Re: What to do with a 250 GB harddrive

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    use it as a safety back up
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    help the community by using jaunty jackalope on it. (or debian sid )
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    give it away to some one that has no hardrive at the moment
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    keep it for later . harddrives can break just as any other thing can and its handy to have lying around just in case.
    please buy this online only compilation to support victims of japan. http://www.punk4japan.com/

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