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My primary, active (vs. backup) local disk space is ...

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Between zero and 20 percent full
  1502 votes / 7%
Between 20 and 40 percent full
  2847 votes / 14%
Between 40 and 60 percent full
  4412 votes / 21%
Between 60 and 80 percent full
  4581 votes / 22%
Between 80 and 100 percent full
  5432 votes / 26%
More than 100 percent full
  749 votes / 3%
I don't use local storage, you insensitive clod!
  625 votes / 3%
20148 total votes.
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My primary, active (vs. backup) local disk space is ...

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  • by Njovich (553857) on Monday April 08, 2013 @04:18AM (#43389115)

    Not true! The disk space on Surface just takes into account that there are no worthwhile apps to install.

  • Re:Raid? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Tastecicles (1153671) on Monday April 08, 2013 @05:18AM (#43389327)

    well, no not really. In a RAID0, there is no Redundancy. It's more accurately a AID, or just an Array of Inexpensive Disks. For Redundancy in a striped array, you need parity information to ensure against failure of *any one disk*, and that's a RAID4, 5 or 6 (6 giving you double failover with not one, but TWO sets of parity information distributed throughout the array, as opposed to RAID4 which has one set of parity information written to a single disk in the array and RAID5 has that single set of parity information distributed throughout the array).
    In a RAID1, there is 100% failover redundancy but this is not a backup solution. All it is, is an insurance against physical failure of ONE HALF of the array.

    If you use a RAID, you need to be aware that whatever you do to the data on the array, is what you do to it. IF you delete it in such a way as to render it irretrievable, then that's it. Unless you have a backup.


  • Re:Gauss is back (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ibwolf (126465) on Monday April 08, 2013 @08:14AM (#43389949)

    Or perhaps people don't bother deleting stuff they no longer need until they start to run out of space.

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