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When is a storage hard drive too full?

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Last response: in Storage
April 29, 2013 6:42:09 PM

I have a file server with MANY harddrives dedicated to various types of data. I recently purchased a 3TB drive i want to keep things that will never be deleted/altered etc. So basically, once that drive is full, its "archived" essentially & will not delete or add anything more to that drive. Since this is how the drive is intended to be used, how full can i make my 3TB drive? i know 15% for performance but that is typically of a fragmented drive (again no changes on mine) or the drive with your operating system (i have a 250GB drive dedicated as an operating system drive & it does nothing else). Thanks!

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a c 2040 G Storage
April 29, 2013 6:48:35 PM

When is a storage hard drive too full?

For a 3TB spinning drive, 2.99TB.

What type of files are these and why?
April 30, 2013 7:40:00 AM

Media, stored home movies, music. DVD ISO ive made, stuff like that. I also use XBMC to interface with my media & the scan takes FOREVER since it scans each harddrive. However, if i have stuff thats "done" i can scan it once then exempt it from future updates which will make my media experience better. So i wanted to find out how much space i have to leave off & still have a workable functional fast drive (to access media).