Evening Reading

Despite a pretty exhausting travel itinerary, I'm pretty excited for the quick trip to New York to finally get a chance to really play with a 3DS. On Wednesday, Nintendo promises to reveal its plans for unleashing the new handheld outside Japan at press events in New York and Amsterdam. From what I've heard so far there's not going to be an embargo so I'll be writing impressions from the event as quickly as possible. I'm very curious to see how the hardware holds up to closer inspection, with games to play, and whether it measures up to the to be announced (we hope) price.

Here's the video game news of the day from the Shack to tide you over while you wait:

And a couple random cool things from around the Net:

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From The Chatty
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    January 17, 2011 5:00 PM

    Epeen time! How big/many HDD's do you have? And how do you sort them? http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd202/strid3r21/strid3rsdrives.jpg

    64gb SSD for the OS
    2tb for back ups
    1tb for steam
    1tb for fraps
    500gb for other back ups

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      January 17, 2011 5:11 PM

      A dedicated Steam drive eh? Not a bad idea. Can you use the one Steam install across multiple OS installations? Does it transfer if you reinstall your OS?

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        January 17, 2011 5:15 PM

        what caught my attention was the one for fraps... do you produce a lot of game/frag videos?

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        January 17, 2011 5:18 PM

        You can take one installation to another computer- you won't have to redownload the games, though when Steam detects that it's on a different computer, it'll attempt to install the support files, like the first run setup and etc.

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      January 17, 2011 5:15 PM

      500gb for windows
      2tb for games

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      January 17, 2011 5:16 PM

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      January 17, 2011 5:17 PM

      a 640gb caviar black

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      January 17, 2011 5:18 PM

      I wish I was back in middle school with a setup like that.

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      January 17, 2011 5:21 PM

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      January 17, 2011 5:22 PM

      A couple of 250GB's in main PC (in RAID1 setup), a couple of 2TB's in external RAID1 enclosure (for backup/warez/pr0n purposes), a few portable external ones for various purposes.

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      January 17, 2011 5:28 PM

      120Gb OCZ SSD (OS, programs, games)
      1Tb Western Digital (Music, downloads, documents, etc.)

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      January 17, 2011 5:29 PM

      1tb for faps

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      January 17, 2011 5:33 PM

      128GB SSD OS/Apps/Documents
      1TB games
      1TB media
      1.6TB for backups.

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      January 17, 2011 5:33 PM

      Meh, I have 2TB on board and 4TB on mt WHS.

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      January 17, 2011 5:36 PM

      http://shadowdane.shackspace.com/PC.Storage.png

      120GB SSD for OS/Apps
      640GB HD for Games
      1.5TB HD RAID-1 for Misc Files/Storage

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        January 17, 2011 5:39 PM

        That's a lot of porn O.o

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          January 17, 2011 5:40 PM

          no porn on that at all.

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            January 17, 2011 5:42 PM

            I do not believe you

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              January 17, 2011 5:43 PM

              Seriously tho. That's a shit ton of storage. What do you use it all for?

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                January 17, 2011 6:08 PM

                Well, it looks like a quarter is for storange, another quarter for duplication, a tiny bit for backups, and the rest free space.

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                January 17, 2011 7:29 PM

                He's going to download the ENTIRE INTERNETS!

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        January 17, 2011 7:32 PM

        does your demigrator.exe go nuts?

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          January 17, 2011 7:58 PM

          nope. server is streaming 1080p mkv to my media center right now and cpu is at 1% network is at 1%

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      January 17, 2011 5:39 PM

      120+320

      It's nice here in 2004.

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      January 17, 2011 5:44 PM

      System - 640 GB
      Internal RAID - 2.74 TB
      Drobo - 5.44 TB
      Drobo FS - 7.22 TB

      So about 16 TB usable

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      January 17, 2011 5:45 PM

      I just use hitachi's / intel's NAS with 4x1TB Hitachi drives. Love that NAS - super reliable and fast.

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      January 17, 2011 6:22 PM

      120GB SSD OS+Apps
      640GB Steam/Games

      Data on Loonix file server.

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      January 17, 2011 6:39 PM

      All about massive external 8TB Drobo setups these days (caviar blacks) and an SSD for main system drive.

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      January 17, 2011 6:41 PM

      i have 1 ssd, and 2 500GB hard disk drives. in addition to that i have a 250 external, but otherwise thats it. i haven't run out of space or felt compelled to upgrade (though i should probably get some external drives capable of backing up everything).

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      January 17, 2011 7:21 PM

      2 x 500 GB: one for System drive and one for its backup (nightly)
      2 x 1.5 TB: one for my data and one for its backup (nightly)
      1 x 1 TB external: for off-site backup of documents (weekly)

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      January 17, 2011 7:31 PM

      just put in: 1x120GB OCZ Vertex 2, 2x2GB Seagate GPs. then I had fun with cmd.exe & mklink.

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      January 17, 2011 7:32 PM

      120 ssd
      2x 2tb for media
      1x 650gb for other shit

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      January 17, 2011 7:51 PM

      Internals as of this week (jsut revised the setup:

      60GB SSD (MacOS/Apps)
      1TB for User director and misc. data (Mac OS usage)
      1TB For Windows (XP) + Games / Fraps
      2TB for backups.

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      January 17, 2011 7:53 PM

      QNap NAS with 4x2TB drives in RAID 5.

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      January 17, 2011 8:24 PM

      I have 4 2tb drives that is pretty much all hentai anime.

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      January 17, 2011 8:25 PM

      5TB in the Fileserver and about 10 random drives floating around random machines. Probably close to 10TB all said and done.

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      January 17, 2011 9:42 PM

      320 gb for OS & apps
      320 gb for Steam
      1tb for media & backups

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      January 17, 2011 9:45 PM

      1 tb for OS, Steam, everything else.
      1 tb for movies and tv shows.
      I'll probably be needing a third tb soon, since I'm 600gigs into my movie hd.

      I kind of want to get a SSD for my os, but it's just so expensive :[

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      January 17, 2011 10:30 PM

      500 for OS
      750 for Data
      250 External
      5.5TB for media

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      January 17, 2011 10:39 PM

      I'm between 15-18TB counting external drives, drobo systems an internal storage.

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      January 18, 2011 3:01 AM

      60gb ssd for OS
      2 x 80gb ssd software raid 0 for steam/games
      1 x 1tb drive for storage of movies etc.

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      January 18, 2011 3:10 AM

      Volume labels on old hard drives are funny, they're always "MONSTERBIG" or "GIANTHDD" but the drives are tiny.

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      January 18, 2011 3:24 AM

      1 for windows 1 (1.5TB) for steam, 1 for everything else

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      January 18, 2011 4:10 AM

      240gb SSD for OS and Home folder (I am crazy and like to keep them on the same drive)
      2TB for Music, downloads, etc
      1TB for Scratch purposes when editing video
      750GB for Backup

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