6TB Hard Drives might be the new normal for the D800

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6TB Hard Drives might be the new normal for the D800
Nov 9, 2012

I just happened to look at my image/photo drive  ... which is a relatively new Seagate XT 3TB 64mb cache 5 year warrentee  Hard Drive (bought for the D800 image files) ... (also have a 3TB external, back up) http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200RPM-Internal-ST33000651AS/dp/B004VLZSHE

and I am a little surprised that it looks like by the end of this year I will probably have burned thru this 3TB HD !    WoW.

Now this leads me to believe that a  6 TB XT  will probably be the new normal by next year.   6TB 3.5 inch internal. (with a 6 TB external back up).


Thought I could just run with 3TB drives ...  but a 6 TB hard drive at us$300 aprox.  would make me move to larger drives.   (even though I could raid 3TB HDs).   imho, the us$300 price would probably happen right around the time enough was out there (Reviews) to know that they are reliable.

interesting that as far back as Cheeta (10,000rpm)  I had stopped using Seagate ... and it looks like I am slowly moving back.     back then I remember saying I would never use Seagate again.

But, of course my main drives are SSD. "plural".

Just thought I would share my thought that shooting RAW 14-bit with the D800 over these past months has moved me from the idea that 3TB HD's was a sweet spot ... to my new reality , that by next year 6 TB HD's  will probably be my new normal.   Am amazed at how my feelings has changed so quickly.

Hope this helps someone,


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