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Windows 7: Oh Joy!, Trying to organize my files....

06 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Oh Joy!, Trying to organize my files....

I've got 14 physical hard drives attached to my PC and decided tonight that I was going to organize all of my media files so that certain shows and documentaries aren't spread out across the drives. this way I can clean up my libraries and make it easier to find stuff.

It's gonna take a while.
Sometimes I envy the people that only have 1 hard drive in their machine.

Guess I'll make me some coffee since I have to drive my brother and father to the airport at 4:30am, it's 12:47am right now.

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06 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1;Windows 8 Consumer Preview;Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I've got 14 physical hard drives attached to my PC and decided tonight that I was going to organize all of my media files so that certain shows and documentaries aren't spread out across the drives. this way I can clean up my libraries and make it easier to find stuff.

It's gonna take a while.
Sometimes I envy the people that only have 1 hard drive in their machine.

Guess I'll make me some coffee since I have to drive my brother and father to the airport at 4:30am, it's 12:47am right now.
Have fun. I consider it inconvenient just to backup my data and computer each month, and to backup to my offsite backup.
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06 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I've got 14 physical hard drives attached to my PC and decided tonight that I was going to organize all of my media files so that certain shows and documentaries aren't spread out across the drives. this way I can clean up my libraries and make it easier to find stuff.

It's gonna take a while.
Sometimes I envy the people that only have 1 hard drive in their machine.

Guess I'll make me some coffee since I have to drive my brother and father to the airport at 4:30am, it's 12:47am right now.

1 hdd + 1 Crash = millions of lost memories
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06 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I've got 14 physical hard drives attached to my PC and decided tonight that I was going to organize all of my media files so that certain shows and documentaries aren't spread out across the drives. this way I can clean up my libraries and make it easier to find stuff.

It's gonna take a while.
Sometimes I envy the people that only have 1 hard drive in their machine.

Guess I'll make me some coffee since I have to drive my brother and father to the airport at 4:30am, it's 12:47am right now.

1 hdd + 1 Crash = millions of lost memories
everyone should have a backup drive.
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06 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Try to tell that to OEM manufactures.
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06 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Try to tell that to OEM manufactures.
Why? 2nd internal drive isn't a "real" backup, unless you want them to bundle an external USB drive with the machine.

for your very important files you should have 3 copies, 1 on the computer, 2 removable or external USB/e-SATA/1394 with 1 of them offsite and rotated with the other one every 2 weeks or every month.
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06 Jan 2011   #7

 
 

[QUOTE=Zepher;1167558]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
for your very important files you should have 3 copies, 1 on the computer, 2 removable or external USB/e-SATA/1394 with 1 of them offsite and rotated with the other one every 2 weeks or every month.
That's pretty much what I do (except that I use 2 travel drives) . . . and I thought I was being too OCD, but I get a lot of comfort from it, after having had multiple hard drive crashes and lost data over the years!
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