(very OT) Ideal partition schemes (history of partitioning)

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 07:30:21 UTC 2020

On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 3:22 AM Ralf Mardorf <ralf-mardorf at riseup.net>

> On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 08:58:48 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> >I guess not many people really need a multi-boot with more than 3 or 4
> >operating systems, that require a primary partition and not many
> >private persons really need to store more than 2 TB/disk.
>                                                 ^^
>                                                 This should read "2 TB
>                                                 of data/disk"
> 2 TB are a lot and we could use 2 or more drives.
> I can't comment on server farms, but we probably waste a lot of
> resources to store selfie videos, showing people taking selfie photos.
> Maybe all the useful data stored by one or the other server farm could
> be stored even on a 1 TB drive. I suspect that most stored digital data
> nowadays is nothing but digital waste.

Waste is in the eye of the beholder.   For example my kitchen trash is
clearly a waste to me but to ConEd it is fuel to keep my lights on.
Depends on what you have and why for example I tend to download a lot of
videos of long train trips (looking out the front window) because the
videos are quite hypnotic and thus good meditation/sleep aids, but watching
the same video over and over again is not enough variety for the effect to
work, same with ads if you watch them on youtube.   Therefore I have over 1
TB of train videos (about 40 of them) and am always fighting to find more
room for the next really cool one I find.   Almost these are 4k @ 60 fps so
they are not light on disk space.

Professionally 2 TB would only hold about 6 months of EKG data for the
patient load we have and the law requires us to keep them for 2 years.

So 2 TB is quite common these days for storage needs.   Especially seeing
there some games that require 50 GB just to be installed.

Split it over several OS's and the problem is obvious.

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org

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