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View Poll Results: How many songs are there in your media library?
From 1 to 1999 songs 18 12.16%
2000 to 4999 songs 21 14.19%
5000 to 9999 songs 34 22.97%
10000 to 14999 songs 22 14.86%
15000 to 19999 songs 12 8.11%
20000 to 24999 songs 7 4.73%
25000 to 29999 songs 10 6.76%
30000 to 34999 songs 3 2.03%
35000 to 39999 songs 1 0.68%
40000 to 44999 songs 1 0.68%
45000 to 49999 songs 1 0.68%
50000 to 54999 songs 2 1.35%
55000 to 59999 songs 1 0.68%
60000 to 64999 songs 2 1.35%
65000 to 69999 songs 2 1.35%
70000 to 74999 songs 2 1.35%
75000 to 79999 songs 2 1.35%
80000 to 84999 songs 0 0%
85000 to 89999 songs 2 1.35%
90000 to 94999 songs 0 0%
95000 to 99999 songs 0 0%
100000 songs or more! 5 3.38%
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:33 PM   #291 (permalink)
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I bagged me a Seagate EHD for around £130 about a year ago.



I've only got about 85GBs in my entire library now, and it's got a capacity for 300, so it's serving me well. Thin enough to fit in your pocket, and it's probably dirt cheap by now, so worth having if you're after a bit of extra space.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:40 PM   #292 (permalink)
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I've got an 800 GB external myself.



By now it's probably considered a dinosaur.
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:45 PM   #293 (permalink)
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Physical collection:

Vinyl: around 250 albums, 850 singles, mainly obscure and rare items.
CD: Knocking on for around 1000 CDs
Digital: Pretty much non existant. I don't download music, prefering to hold the CDs in my hand, but what there is, is almost completely ripped from the CD collection. I honestly doubt I own 100 tracks exclusively digital.
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:55 PM   #294 (permalink)
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Digital: Pretty much non existant. I don't download music, prefering to hold the CDs in my hand, but what there is, is almost completely ripped from the CD collection. I honestly doubt I own 100 tracks exclusively digital.
I think it's fair to say most of us are including MP3s ripped from our own CDs when talking about digital libraries. Glad to have someone else on board that values physical albums though.

Now of course, there are many youguns here who have 50 MP3 albums for every actual CD they own.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #295 (permalink)
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I'm proud to say that 3/4 of my collection is also represented by a physical CD. Maybe a bit less than that, actually...but it's close. The remaining albums are the ones I didn't deem worthy of a buy, or I haven't gotten to it yet.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:09 PM   #296 (permalink)
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i do have about 600 cds, but they're stuffed away in boxes on another continent. just too impractical...

so why all the external drives? internals are cheaper and less liable to go bump or get lost...
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:15 PM   #297 (permalink)
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i do have about 600 cds, but they're stuffed away in boxes on another continent. just too impractical...

so why all the external drives? internals are cheaper and less liable to go bump or get lost...
Up till now, I've kept my library on internal hard drive and a backup on external. If I travel, I bring my laptop and the external
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:21 PM   #298 (permalink)
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oh, a backup!

i suppose i should really consider doing that
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:27 AM   #299 (permalink)
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The last time one of my HDs got destroyed, it was on my laptop and the reading pin inside it's internal HD just broke while it was playing a movie. Admittedly, I was on a boat (research vessel) at the time and the engine was causing a sort of constant tremble which I assume must have been a contributing factor, but the thought of something like that happening and just wiping away that collection which I've spent so many hours of my life putting together and meticulously tagging is a bit daunting .. I consider a backup to be essential!

This collection is, after all, basically what I've scraped together since the last time I lost it all
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:36 AM   #300 (permalink)
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I bagged me a Seagate EHD for around £130 about a year ago.




I've only got about 85GBs in my entire library now, and it's got a capacity for 300, so it's serving me well. Thin enough to fit in your pocket, and it's probably dirt cheap by now, so worth having if you're after a bit of extra space.
130 quid for only 300 gigs? That seems a little overpriced to me, or perhaps my conversions are off... but when I got my 1TB hard drive it was $100 American.

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I've got an 800 GB external myself.



By now it's probably considered a dinosaur.
The angle of that picture almost makes it look like the Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. I wonder if they did that on purpose or if it's just a sleep deprived distortion in my mind...

Anyhow after doing a quick check up on my hard drive today I saw that I officially hit the 180 gb mark for music which didn't shock me anywhere near as much as when I inventoried my CD collection and found that I've reached 80. It may sound like a small number, but this time last year I was sitting at around 50 so to pick up 30 CD's in a one-year time span is quite shocking, especially as my hard drive was only sitting at about 70 gb this time last year.
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