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

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

j_photo wrote:

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 D800 (not E) raw files average around 40 MB each. According to a Google query, there are 1,048,576 MB in a Terabyte. So 1,048,576 / 40 = about 26,000 files.

That sounds low to me. Anyone care to correct my math?

RAID storage provides redundancy, so that a single failed drive doesn't necessarily cause data to be lost. It's designed for reliability and maximum uptime. But it's not the same as backup. Independent backup is most important.

so approx. 26,000 RAW image files can be stored on 1TB HD.

what about 1080HD video files on a 1TB HD?

thnx for your clear answer.

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