Poll: How much storage in your primary PC?


— 3:04 PM on August 18, 2010

Although hard drive capacities aren't growing at the rate they once were, the drives themselves are getting cheaper and cheaper. That's made it easy to load up a desktop PC with multiple terabytes of storage capacity on the cheap, and without taking up too many drive bays. At the same time, however, the rising popularity of network-attached storage devices and home file servers has lessened the need for gobs of local storage. We already know how many of you are running network-attached storage devices. Now, we're curious to see just how much capacity lurks inside your main rig.

This week's poll question: How much storage capacity is in your primary PC? No need to debate GB versus GiB—for simplicity's sake, just use the manufacturer-advertised capacities. You can cast your vote over on the right column on the front page or after clicking on the comment link below.

In last week's poll, we asked for your ideal laptop size. 13" systems led the way with 26% of the vote. 15-16" laptops weren't too far behind, garnering a 23% share of the pie. 18% think 14" notebooks are just the right size, while 12% prefer 17" or larger behemoths. The rest like ultraportables, with 11% favoring 12" systems, 8% smitten with slightly smaller 11.6" designs, and 3% in 9-10" territory. Interestingly, there's nearly an even split between those who prefer laptops 13" or smaller (48%) and those who want something bigger (53%). Our poll doesn't do decimals, which is why those numbers add up to more than 100%.

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