How many D800e RAW files will fit on a 1TB external hard drive?

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Questions thread
Clark Hampton
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Re: How many D800e RAW files will fit on a 1TB external hard drive?
In reply to AofA, Apr 8, 2013

AofA wrote:

i'm just thinking about storage.

i'm an artist that works in photo and video.

my Mac has Thunderbolt.

i'm looking for a Thunderbolt enabled external HD,

but i'm not sure how much storage i need,

or do i need a raid?

i already own a 1TB G-Tech external HD,

and a 500MB G-Tech portable HD.

i don't keep my photos or videos on my computer.

Depends on the size of the files and how much you edit images and create duplicates of edited files.  But the short answer is "a lot"

What you should do is always have an exact duplicate of all your files on another hard drive.

I buy two of the same drive then use one to duplicate my files.  back up is critical.

your hard drives WILL fail eventually.

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