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Who has the largest collection currently standing in Launchbox?

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@cleverestI have an 8 bay Synology with 2-drive parity disks (64TB usable). For large disks, it takes a long time to rebuild (~48 hours for 10TB depending on usage of system concurrently). So at least for RAID 5, large number of bays, if you have another drive crump while the disk is rebuilding, then unhappiness. Rebuilding puts a lot of stress on rest of disks so if something is wonky, likely that will happen then. Unlike UnRaid won't be able to easily recover data off the others if parity disk(s) and another fail. When had a 4-bay ReadyNas only ever used 1 disk parity since sucks up too much space otherwise. Have used WD Red Drives and now using Seagate IronWolf drives since the delta in pricing between two started getting a bit much. Have had some 5 plus year old Reds start throwing errors but never outright failed before replaced them. 

Never had any issues with Synology but they are fairly "proud" price wise of their systems. It runs 24/7 with Docker apps doing various things along with data serving.  Definitely UnRaid gets a bigger bang for buck and flexibility/features whereas you pay for Synology to make more appliance like (plug and go).  In the end, don't depend entirely on RAID. Backup key items (Nice CloudSync feature in Synology apps for example).  I have never (knock on wood) had a catastrophic drive set failure but Murphy is always waiting to slap us upside the head!

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I'm jealous Sundogak. I really want to get a Synology NAS setup myself...even a 24TB usable 1-drive parity set up would be amazing. (x4 8TB).  I feel so small scale despite my collection, as it only fills up an 8TB external HDD.

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Shame those who have bought youtube drives haven't shared them on google drives or teamed up with other upload torrents somewhere

Sharing is meant to be free, not some making money out of others work

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The people who buy drives probably have no clue how to upload it.

Besides, that is the last thing we need around here, people who downloaded some drive they have no idea how it works and needing help troubleshoot it. No thanks, I don't do this to be a drive sellers free tech support. The day that becomes the norm is the day I walk away from this.

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@cleverest Most of the space hogs are movies since ripped all my blu-rays (and a few UHDs) for Plex.  My arcade "active" set is on a 5 TB drive that I try to keep pruned so it fits on portable hard drive. I keep a backup of that on the NAS, so not pulling from it for play purposes.  A 4 drive NAS is nice setup and with the higher density drives can get a lot on them. 

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I've only recently started building a collection once I fell in love with what Launchbox and especially Big Box have to offer. I'm currently at around 18.500 games.

My "rules" are that I start with the US complete set (although I'm not sure that all my sets are 100% complete) and add all the European exclusives. I excluded Japanese games for now, but I might add translated versions of some of them down the road. There are so many crappy games in this collection, and some games flat out don't work. However, this isn't much of a problem since I just create playlists for the top 50 to 100 games of each system.

Whenever possible, I compressed my games (PS2 to .cso, PS1, Sega CD and Sega Saturn to .chd, Wii to .wbfs, and so on.) I made all my setup portable and saved all of it on a 10TB external hard drive. I made backups of all my files on various other harddrives, but this solution is not ideal AT ALL. I'd much rather have a NAS Setup, but I'm too inexperienced for now and I don't want to spend too much cash.

I use retroarch for most of the systems I emulate, except for PS2, Wii, GC, and WiiU. PCSX2 works like a charm and Dolphin standalone is still better for wii games, especially if you want to use a real Wii mote. Dolphin also has a cool widescreen hack for GC games that does not stretch the image. Desmume and citra perform better standalone and also run more games that way. However, the retroarch cores emulate the touch feature much more conveniently to the controller.

I have to say that I'm pretty happy with my setup. I don't know what else I could add to it. XBOX games maybe if an emulator eventually gets the job done. But I think PS3 and XBOX 360 games are too big to be stored on drives for now. That would quickly blow up in size. I'm currently trying to get Philips CDI games running through retroarch's Mame core, which I couldn't get to work yet. Other than that, I'm pretty much settled for now.

Someone wrote that they had more than 50.000 games. I honestly can't imagine how this is possible. This must include all the versions of games from different regions as well.

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Think so far I’m on about 42,000 I Did have over 60,000 games but my hdd died, so had to start all over again, I had a lot on back up drives apart from the bigger files what seem forever to download a decent sized collection..

ps1/2, GameCube & Wii and a lot of pc games 

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I'm at just over 41k games, all english, euro exclusives/japanese exclusives, and selections from jap only platforms (ex: sharp x68000, NEC PC-FX), 100 of those total are ps3 and wii-U games...too big...

I need a NAS to grow it.

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I'm currently running a WD My Book Duo 16TB (8TB Mirrored), I do use this for my Plex server also though. I used to want a complete set of every game ever, I have now got to the point where I think Just the main sets trimmed down slightly on a 2TB would be more than enough, I will probaby slowly get a 2TB drive filled then use the spare 6TB on the NAS purely for Plex

Back in the old days when Kodi was more popular I used to like the fact I could run Live TV/Movies/TV Shows/Music/Radio/Games/etc all from one app and it look very smart on a 60 inch 4k screen... LaunchBox Media Centre Jason? haha

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