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

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Questions thread
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Brandon birder Veteran Member • Posts: 4,033
Re: How many D800e RAW files will fit on a 1TB external hard drive?

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.

My rule of thumb is 40mb average file size.

So 1000/40 = 250 per GB. And x1000= 25,000 per TByte

As many images are keepers but not needing further Raw processing I batch process those from raw to high quality jpegs  saving a lot of space.

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