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Offline Blake2425

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TOSEC Unzipped!!
« on: December 16, 2021, 01:50:52 PM »
Is the size of the project listed on the homepage, zipped, or unzipped.  :-[

I want to buy a hard drive, that will have enough capacity, to hold the entire directory, unzipped.  :)

Thanks for all your hard work.  O0


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Re: TOSEC Unzipped!!
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2021, 05:40:06 PM »
TOSEC typically zips individual pieces (disks, tapes, cartridges etc.).
The folders themselves are not zipped.

Last TOSEC version is around 5.6TB.
But new TOSEC is coming.
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Re: TOSEC Unzipped!!
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2021, 09:20:40 PM »
TOSEC typically zips individual pieces (disks, tapes, cartridges etc.).
The folders themselves are not zipped.

Last TOSEC version is around 5.6TB.
But new TOSEC is coming.


I'm aware that the files are typically shared in zip format.
I wasn't sure if TOSEC counts them that way, given the wide variety of compression settings available.
The homepage says 6.89 TB.
So, an 8TB hard drive should be enough, for now. Although, I'm cutting it close.
Unzipped, I'm sure the actual size is closer to 14 TB, or more.
Thanks for the clarification, NLS.
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Re: TOSEC Unzipped!!
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2021, 10:29:10 PM »
No problem.
Yes 8TB is enough for now.
There is no reason to unzip the roms though. Why do it?


Also an array is ALWAYS preferable from single drives.
(also an array is easier to grow larger)
I suggest UNRAID.

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Re: TOSEC Unzipped!!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2021, 10:28:35 AM »
After looking at the data, and assuming that the zipped files are only 40% of their actual size, then 6.89 TB would be the size of the project unzipped.  :)
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Re: TOSEC Unzipped!!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2022, 11:29:18 AM »
Hello

I just ran the totals from rom.size for 2021-12-31 (so uncompressed).

6912262822976 bytes

6.3 Terabytes (TB)

That's just the data size so you would need to add some filesystem overhead also.

Cheers
« Last Edit: January 07, 2022, 11:31:53 AM by spludlow »

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Re: TOSEC Unzipped!!
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2022, 08:21:07 PM »
Hey!

The statistics are raw, extracted by counting/summing all info from the datfiles. I also forgot to update the results during the last update, they are now updated! :)

Code: [Select]
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----------- Datfiles Statistics -----------
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-TOSEC-main--------------------------------
Datfiles: 2223
Setfiles: 878508
Romfiles: 1056053
Size: 394.45 GiB (423539931761.0 bytes)
Size: 423.54 GB (423539931761.0 bytes)
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-TOSEC-iso--------------------------------
Datfiles: 228
Setfiles: 8731
Romfiles: 47267
Size: 5.05 TiB (5551062729886.0 bytes)
Size: 5.55 TB (5551062729886.0 bytes)
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-TOSEC-pix--------------------------------
Datfiles: 861
Setfiles: 25238
Romfiles: 25737
Size: 873.26 GiB (937660161329.0 bytes)
Size: 937.66 GB (937660161329.0 bytes)
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-TOSEC-total--------------------------------
Datfiles: 3312
Setfiles: 912477
Romfiles: 1129057
Size: 6.29 TiB (6912262822976.0 bytes)
Size: 6.91 TB (6912262822976.0 bytes)
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Re: TOSEC Unzipped!!
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2022, 08:40:31 PM »
Thanks PandMonium!  O0

What is the difference between these size amounts?  ???

Size: 394.45 GiB (423539931761.0 bytes)
Size: 423.54 GB (423539931761.0 bytes)

edit: I see it.  :-[
« Last Edit: January 10, 2022, 08:42:57 PM by Blake2425 »
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Re: TOSEC Unzipped!!
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2022, 08:50:17 PM »
No problem  :)

You've found the answer but here it is again if anyone wonders:
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To recap the debate between GB vs GiB: both prefixes are units of measurement on digital devices. GB is the traditional, metric style of measurement with 1 GB equaling 1,000³ bytes. GiB is the binary method; which is the way computers measure data at 1024³ bytes.
Just added that because there were two functions in the library I was using to compute the stats.