So /a/, how do you store your anime? Do you keep it and hoard it, or do you delete instantly when you're done? Do you sort by year, alphabetically, or something else? And how much anime do you have?
unless the anime was AOTS/AOTY or a classic that for some reason doesn't have a BD remastering, i only maintain BD releases of my favorites. there's far too many releases to archive every shitty TV/DVD release that gets shat out onto shelves.
I only store shows I really liked / loved and delete the rest.
I got rid of them as soon as I got my externals and copied everything.
I had at least 300 burned DVD. I abandoned them near an school in the same neighborhood. The next day, I saw a fuckton of kids rummaging through them. And the next day the box was gone.
This, I don't see the need for keeping it at all.
I delete most of it since I don't re-watch stuff much now and I only have a single one TB functioning HDD.
Pretty much only keep my favorites that I know for sure I'm going to be re-watching numerous times.
Downloading anime is just too fast and easy to bother with archiving shit
I delete anime unless it's the most recent release so I don't forget where I left off
If I really liked a manga I'll actually buy it if it's at Barnes and Nobles
I copy and paste the manga title from a text file into google and use the first online manga reader that actually has it
I keep everything. You never know when you might need to go back for a screencap or if you'll want to re-watch something.
Plus who knows if all these sites will be around in the future. Hard drives are fucking cheap, even for ones that are actually good.
Sure son, just like megaupload and mangatraders.
First, I store it in two categories
Whatever it is that I'm currently watching
Then in the Completed folder, it is further broken down by the following:
Then in each of those folders, the anime is sorted alphabetically.
>People who don't archive Anime and just delete
Aren't you guys worried or something? What if Japan somehow is successful in defeating piracy, or the internet in the future makes piracy impossible, and the only way to watch your chinese cartoons would be through paid streams? Or a global apocalypse happens, and your 2TB External Hard Drive holds some of the last anime in the world. You alone become responsible for somehow seeing the spread of anime so it isn't lost forever, or at least in your apocalypse bunker you'll have an eternal storage to keep you occupied till death comes around. That Muromi-san Blu-Ray rip is the last of its kind, and you're responsible for protecting it.
I have these fantasies all the time, which keeps me from deleting even stuff I hate.Am I the only one like this?
I keep all my anime to seed it. It's not really that I need to do it for my ratio or whatever but rather to make sure that some anime newfag out there will always manage to get the best release/soundtrack no matter what.
Take and give back, y'know what I mean?
Used to hoard it. Got to about 5TB until I deleted 70% of it.
Most of the series that contain webm material are the ones I opted to keep. If there's a webm that others would love to see then I'm sure there's always another anon that can deliver.
Re-checking stuff can always be done by downloading a small rip of that particular episode.
I keep them in my PC. I have around 26TB of space in it, but not all of it is devoted to anime. I only keep the ones I really, really like, though, and only Blueray quality (or really old stuff that may be hard to find at a later time). I also try to keep stuff that normalfags may enjoy, not really sure why.
I also store a portion of it on external HDDs. I currently have 2 TB of external HDDs devoted to anime. 1 TB alone is filled with Deadfish reencodes for the times when I am using my Xperia Play instead of my Note 3.
There comes a certain point where I have to delete what I store.
For example, when I'm swapping computer parts, or getting a new computer in general.
I find that file integrity has a chance of being compromised when transferred too many times. It changes the CRC and everything.
>not getting clean OP/EDs from the BDs
For shows that are currently airing I usually keep around 3 episodes and then I delete them. For shows that have already aired I just delete them all once I finish with the series. I don't have a lot, right now I only have about 3 series saved that I haven't gotten around to watching. I really don't like rewatching shows so I'm fine with deleting them.
If I love it to the point I'd be willing to watch it again, add it to the wishlist and try to buy the BD eventually (if it's available).
If it's just seasonal fodder then I delete it instantly.
I never understood people who indiscriminately hoard everything they download. It just seems like a waste of time and space.
I usually only save episodic shows, or shows with loose continuity like Nichijou. That way I can just pick out an episode at random and enjoy it without having to rewatch the entire show.
Well sure. But someone still has to store it. With redundancy. And that's exactly what we're doing. You can't get much more redundancy than hundreds of people storing their copies on ZFS.
>Well sure. But someone still has to store it. With redundancy.
The redundancy is the internet itself.
Say my copies die for any reason. What do I do? I hit up the nearest torrent/irc bot/usenet/DDL and get it again.
The only thing I archive with redundancy is my library, because of the small as hell file size (most of it is in epub format, but some pdfs are big) and how bothersome it would be to reacquire +50000 books and reescrape them from scratch.
>Plus who knows if all these sites will be around in the future.
This. People act as if the internet as we know it will last forever. You never know what the future will bring.
Plus, I had to hunt down a good copy of some older stuff with very small fanbases before, it's hard. A few years down the road, there just won't be any seeders anymore and you're fucked. Stuff like SAO or SnK most certainly won't suffer from that, but that nice show you greatly enjoyed but it sold only 214 copies? It will vanish from the internet sooner than you think.
And that is my point - even if each one of us keeps our archives without LOCAL redundancy, it is fine because, should the local copy of one of us fail, there will be others to upload it to the internet.
There is no way everyone's HDDs will fail simultaneously.
Hopefully anyway, I'm pretty sure there's tons of anons with good stuff stored on hard drives, however many of them probably never post or would even upload that, have to hope or do it yourself sometimes
>not just archiving the shows you've watched in your mind
Step up anon.
If everyone thinks they don't have to do it because someone else will then nobody will (prisoner's dilemma and all).
Some of us do not wish to rely on that and thus archive for ourselves
HUman memory is quite messy. and i can't post screenshots from my brain.
Call me when we have GitS-tier technology.
If even one person uploads it to, say, a torrent site, that is already enough. How many people watch anime and archive shows in the world? A lot, I'm sure.
I would love to have a raid setup, but archiving BDs takes a ton of space, so that is not really feasible.
>I steam all my anime
That's the only healthy choice. Don't listen to those anons that tell you to bake your anime.
I keep what I like. I don't see the point of archiving everything though.
I sort if by genre (Mecha, Shoujo, Action-Adventure, Tokusatsu, etc), and from there I'll just have the folder of the show. If the show has multiple seasons, or multiple entries into the series (like Gundam or Kamen Rider), I have a catch all folder for that specific series. The only ones that are sorted in any specific means are entries in a series, so I have the production years of each entry into the series.
Keep it in a folder. Use Taiga to sort and keep track. Delete after finished watching unless I think I'd like to see it again.
I usually toss all my shit into my externals, if I really liked it. Otherwise I just delete just about everything nowadays. No point in keeping since there's a 99% chance I'll never touch it again.
>mfw I still have HorribleSubs rips of terrible shit from Winter 2013 like Kotoura-san and I don't want to delete them because digital hoarding
I can understand keeping the TV version and the BD version for comparison reasons when it comes to SHAFT shows. I do that with madoka, i have like 5 different releases of that.
But not horriblesubs.
Never keep horriblesubs.
>I abandoned them near an school in the same neighborhood. The next day, I saw a fuckton of kids rummaging through them. And the next day the box was gone.
I hope you had a good taste back then.
Every time I see this fucking thread on the catalog I think it's about Witch Craft Works, but then I remember it's some awful tertiary blogging bullshit about animu storage.
Get a fucking life. Who cares how anyone else stores this crap? Hope you all get fucking banned, but it's not like we have mods.
External hard drives. I'm nearing 4TB again after I lost a good chunk in a hard drive crash.
>having DEEN/stay night but not Fate/Zero
The fuck nigga.
Well, as long as we're doing this.
I think I need to prune some bad shit from past seasons, though.
I'm considering getting some additional storage for film and anime, but not sure if I should get a "real" drive with enclosure and a USB adapter, or external, mostly out of concern for durability/life span.
I download mostly everything except for anime shorts, MVs, and the like with Yami Shibai being an example. I will stream things like that and I will also stream one episode of a series where I'm not so sure I want to go through the trouble of downloading it.
If I like it, then I download the entire series or episode by episode every week.
For anime I don't intend to keep, I delete each episode after I watch it or I delete the entire series when I have completed it. For series I intend to keep I download higher quality versions and in rare cases I may actually purchase physical copies.
I sort alphabetically but it doesn't get more complicated than that when it comes to storage. I have a Terabyte HDD that is close to full, but that will change after I have completed by backlog and deleted a bunch of stuff expect to never watch again.
The only stuff I keep is stuff that I either thoroughly enjoyed, or am holding out hope for a second season for.
I'm mean, my anime folder isn't huge, but it composed of stuff I enjoyed. I don't see the point of archiving shit that you have no intention of watching more than once.
I hoard everything now, i download batch torrents and watch it, if i have not finished an anime, i leave the fansub groups name on the folder, but when i do finish it, i decide which ones i want to rewatch on my computer and then send the rest to an external 2 TB hard drive.
I store it and personalize it because it's cool.
>A Kiss For The Petals
>Destiny of the Shrine Maiden
>You alone become responsible for somehow seeing the spread of anime so it isn't lost forever
Hell, if played right we could even achieve the anihilation of shounen, leaving only SoL to reign the post-apocalyptic future.
pretty early on i bought a 2TB external harddrive. It's mostly full, i've been meaning to trim out the shows i didn't like/am not going to watch. Organization is just how the folders/files come from the torrents, too lazy to make it fancy.