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Thread: 60 Gb Hdd Or Ati Allin Wonder?

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    which should i get i like tv tuner recording and vhs copting to harddrive but i have a 20 gig hdd right now

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    20 gig not much by todays standards 80 gigs are now under 200 Aus$ (bout 105 US&#036 so they are quite affordable. If you want to dabble in ripping and stuff youll need a bigger harddrive.

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    You really won't be happy with the capture card until you get a bigger drive anyway. Encoding files to mpeg quality takes lots of time, and plenty of harddrive space. For example, a 30 minute TV show can take over a GB of space on your drive. From there, you can re-encode the file to shrink it down, but that takes even more space.

    Just a recommendation, but 60 gigs is becoming small by todays standards too. I wouldn't buy anything less than 80 GB.
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    hmm thanks for the input people

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    hey im using a 20gb hard drive! lol...

    80gb is standard now... since itz gone up to like 200gb... and 250gb....

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    soul ur using 20 gigs too how much free space do ya have?

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    4 - 5gbs free..... k-lite takes 7gbs here...

    2gbs disappeared somewhere lol.... so really i have 18gbs in total

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    The HDD size is totaly related to the computer's use....for example, I use my main comp for kazaa stuff and ripping DVD's, as a result, I have a 180BG HD, with 10BG free....and then I have another comp with a 20GB HD, wich I use for other, less HDD and CPU demanding stuff (i.e: word processing ), and I always have about 3-5 BG free...

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    Originally posted by Jibbler@5 April 2003 - 13:14
    You really won't be happy with the capture card until you get a bigger drive anyway. Encoding files to mpeg quality takes lots of time, and plenty of harddrive space. For example, a 30 minute TV show can take over a GB of space on your drive. From there, you can re-encode the file to shrink it down, but that takes even more space.
    depending on which capture card you get, i'd suggest one that does direct mpeg encoding , either through hardware or software ...

    i'm using a WinFast GeForce4 Ti4200 VIVO , which allows you to encode real-time. Quality's not that good , of course , as compared to overnight encoding. But a decicated capture card ( like Snazzi) would do the job very well.

    Real time Encoding :

    Advantages : fast , dun need a large HDD ( depends on the quality you set )
    Disadvantages : average quality ... sometimes below average ( depends on your quality settings and processor )

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