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So /a/, how do you store your anime? Do you keep it and hoard

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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?
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I still have CD cases full of anime DVDs that I burnt back in the day.
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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.
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I don't delete anime.
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I delete it after watching.
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i save it as a torrent file
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>>111481183
I just keep shows that I thought were so good that I might want to watch them again someday. I dont own any dvd's or blurays but I would like to own some classic shows.
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I only store shows I really liked / loved and delete the rest.

>>111481383
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.
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Only series I permanently archived is my waifus series.
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>>111481767
Whats that? We wont call her a shit or a slut or anything.
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I keep all anime that I think is above average

I used to keep things stored on CDs but then moved to a 2TB harddrive which recently filled up so I need to get a new one.
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>>111481617
This, I don't see the need for keeping it at all.
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Only keep the ones I really liked, everything else is terminated
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I don't delete it unless it's awful enough to make me regret wasting the bandwidth on it
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>>111481183
Keep it on my hard drive with only 20gb of free space, then when I run out of space I free up the 20gb of space and start the process over again.
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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 for now.
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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
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Archiving is stupid, it's not like anime is ever going to disappear.
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>>111481183
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.

>>111482050
Sure son, just like megaupload and mangatraders.
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>>111482026
You are the scum killing /a/
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First, I store it in two categories

>Current
Whatever it is that I'm currently watching
>Completed
Self-explanatory

Then in the Completed folder, it is further broken down by the following:
>80s
>90s
>2000-2008
>2009
>2010
>2011
>2012
>2013
>2014

Then in each of those folders, the anime is sorted alphabetically.
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>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?
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>>111482134
>what is mega.co.nz
>what is going directly to the fucking scanlator's blog/website
>what is Batoto + script
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>>111481183
3x2TB harddrives on a LVM server, that provides the files via NFS to my other devices.
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>>111482252
I do archive anime, but I don't have a strong sense of duty to protect it because most of it are TV-rips. I have very few DVD and BD-rips.

I don't think I'm helping much.
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>>111482252

Everything you like would be re-uploaded eventually, you don't need to do that anon.
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>>111482273
Nothing lasts forever. The more apathetic you stay about it, the harder it is to replace it when the time comes.
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>>111482370
>>111482380
guys

what haven't we learned
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>>111482370
>your favorite series is largely disliked by others
>it's something really old from the 70s/80s
These two things are less likely to be archived.
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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?
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>>111482465
Why is your favorite series something from the 70s/80s?
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>>111482370
Someone has to take responsibility to archive the shows, but if no one does? How can you feel comfortable relying on others to archive them?
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>>111482252
If I could afford enough storage to at least archive just the shows I like, I'd do it - But I can't, so I don't.
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you guys do realize this is just like the 'how do you keep track of the anime you watch' threads
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>>111482539
>not liking City Hunter
>not liking Gatchaman that isn't that CROWDS bullshit
Do you even watch anime?
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>>111482676
That doesn't answer the question
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Used to hoard it. Got to about 5TB until I deleted 70% of it.
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>>111482713
I don't want to answer your question.
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>>111482737
Why?
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>>111482713
Not that guy, but if you don't like something just because it's old, you're a faggot. The 70s and 80s had a lot of great stuff, especially if you like mecha.
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>>111482787

I didn't see myself watching most of it ever again.
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>>111481183
Alphabetically. I keep what I rate a 3.5 out of 5 and higher. Anything below I get rid of.
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>>111482814
>Not that guy, but if you don't like something just because it's old
Not sure why you assumed that, because I never said that.
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>>111481183

i stream it
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>>111482829
Not even 10 second clips? What if you want to make a webm, or check to see if you remember something correctly?
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Watch and delete.
Anything else is for aspies.
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>>111481183
I delete, I almost never want to rewatch something.
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What with constant threads about how to save your anime/watched anime list?
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>>111481183
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>>111482984
some guy on /a/ keeps spamming them
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>>111483026
Fucking hdd manufacturer shills.
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>>111481183
What I've seen is coming close to 150 shows. I have about 30-35 of those on DVD. Just the ones I really enjoyed.
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I tend to delete it as soon as I finish, unless it's something without many seeders because then I seed for a while.
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>>111482872

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.
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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.
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>>111483026
It's really annoying http://archive.foolz.us/a/thread/111466594
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I really need archive older stuff and BD rips
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FUCK OFF RUGGARELL
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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.
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>>111483331
If that's so important to you maybe getting a home server with ZFS would be a good idea.
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>>111481183
I keep everything on a 13TB ZFS raid-z2.

Not really organized beyond series + season folders, that's what search functions are for
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>sorting when you can just ctrl + f
I don't see the point. My download folder is a mess of reaction images and anime.
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>>111483331
>For example, when I'm swapping computer parts, or getting a new computer in general.
why? you can just copy it to a new drive.
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I keep one episode of a series so I can watch to the OP/ED when I feel like it
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>>111481183
Hoard it just in case the internet dies or shit
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>>111482252
You sound like a loony.
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>>111484501
>not getting clean OP/EDs from the BDs
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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.
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>>111481183
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.
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>>111484879
Remember how the BBC taped over the early doctor who episodes and many of them have been lost forever?
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I hoard until I start to run out of space then I go back and delete shit that isn't that great until I have room again.
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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.
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>>111485067
What the fuck is doctor who?
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>>111485067
That was before the age of the Internet and cheap HDD storage.
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>>111481183
I keep what I finish. But usually only 3-5 shows a season manage to keep my interest till the end.
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>>111481183
Used to hoard, now I delete after I'm finished.
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>>111485248
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.

>>111485224
>mfw
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>>111485067
they're in nigeria
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I don't bother with Raid, I just keep an extra copy of the harder to find shows in a separate, offline HDD. Raid costs too much for me to bother.
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>>111485427
>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.
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I have some of my backlog on a 1 TB hard drive. After I watch it I keep it for seeding to animebytes, i'll delete it if it's from bakabt though.
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>>111482134
>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.
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>>111485575
>The redundancy is the internet itself.
The internet is not a magical black box. It consists of individual users. Us. We're the once keeping that redundancy.
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>>111485718
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.
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>>111482565
>what if no one archives them?
>dat probability theory
sry no
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>>111485839
I never said anything about local redundancy
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>>111485839
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
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>>111485901
If everyone thought like you, nobody would archive it for you.
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>not just archiving the shows you've watched in your mind

Step up anon.
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>>111485901
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
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>>111482252
I had this happen with some files when MU went down. I think maybe one person gave a fuck.
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>>111485981
HUman memory is quite messy. and i can't post screenshots from my brain.

Call me when we have GitS-tier technology.
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>>111485939
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.
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>>111485966
The beauty of it is that not everyone thinks the same way, so that hypothetical is moot.
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>>111486080
Not moot, I meant to say pointless. I'm losing my mind.
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I have one 2TB seagate and a 500GB seagate, I do have about 300 or so GB of it on my main computer.
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>Storing Anime

My computer is very old and my internet is a bit slow for downloads so I steam all my anime
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>>111486347
>I steam all my anime
That's the only healthy choice. Don't listen to those anons that tell you to bake your anime.
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I keep what I like. I don't see the point of archiving everything though.
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>>111487005
deciding what to delete is too much of a chore
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>>111483026

http://archive.foolz.us/a/search/text/keep%20track/type/op/

Holy shit.
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I burn to dvd only the ones i liked enough that I think I might watch again.
Only up to 30 so far
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>>111488846
>burn to DVD

Episodes nowadays have at least 600mb. Wouldn`t that take too many DVDs?
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>>111481183
Delete the files, keep the torrent URI.
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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.
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Store every anime I watch. I don't delete anything I watch. I sort it alphabetically.

But I just started recently with that policy I only have 1 TB
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>people who don't delete anime

Do you really rewatch your stuff? How often do you rewatch something?
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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.
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>>111490041

Taiga?
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>>111490241
https://code.google.com/p/taiga/

Spoonfeeding because its great.
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>>111490041
>>111490452
I didn't know about it because I'm a macfag. I just use vim.
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>>111481183
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.
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>>111490452
This seems like a significantly better alternative to MAL Updater. Wish I knew about it earlier.
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>>111481183
People actually delete anime that they didn't think was terrible?

Do they have mental issues?
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>>111490022

I would actually like to rewatch some anime I have deleted in the past.
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>>111481183
I only save series that I really like. The rest gets purged when I'm done watching.
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>>111490041
>You will never suckle on Kagari
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>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
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>>111490452
Yeah I'm slow, so what
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>>111491676
The BDs are out, you know.
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>>111492149
But I hate the show and wouldn't watch the BDs anyway.
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>>111492194
Then fucking delete the HS episodes.
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>>111492234
Digital hoarding, anon.
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>>111492294
You're not a hoarder. Yo'ure just autistic.
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>>111492339
Tell me something I don't know.
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>>111492366
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.
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>>111481183
External HDDs.
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>>111481728

>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.
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>>111492456
>Never keep horriblesubs.
What if they're only the subs available and no one doing the BDs?
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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.
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>>111493069
download BD-raws, retime HS subs
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>>111493357
That wouldn't work, because most BDs have extra scenes or at least extra lines of dialogue.
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External hard drives. I'm nearing 4TB again after I lost a good chunk in a hard drive crash.
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>>111493446
Fine, keep HS in that case iff no tv raws with better quality are available.

Seems unlikely though.
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>>111493456
>having DEEN/stay night but not Fate/Zero

The fuck nigga.
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>>111493580
Wait, never mind. I'm retarded.
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>>111492456
My archive would cause you physical pain.
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>>111493618
Acceptance is the first step towards dealing with your problem.
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>>111493456

How do you have those folder icons? Is that from the nyaa torrent?
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Well, as long as we're doing this.

I think I need to prune some bad shit from past seasons, though.
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>>111481617
This, but redownload the good ones when they get decent BD/DVD encodes.
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>>111494428
Decent as in Tenshi encodes?
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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.
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>>111494176
They're PT's icons.
http://animeruinslives.blogspot.ca/
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I honestly don't even watch enough anime these days to fill my 2TB HDD. I'll delete it all when its full, but 2-4 shows a season even at 1080 releases is completely insignificant.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I store it and personalize it because it's cool.
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>>111496656
>A Kiss For The Petals
>Destiny of the Shrine Maiden
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>>111481728
>I only store shows I really liked / loved and delete the rest.

Pretty much this.
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>>111481183

I used an external HD.
I also burn it on DVDs so I can watch old stuff whenever I want on a huge-ass flat TV screen.

Anime is meant to be watched on a TV-screen,anon.
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>>111482252
>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.
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>>111496656
digging your icons, not digging your tripcode, :^(
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8TB Raid 5 array
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>>111481183
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.
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