Anyone finding the huge raw files a pain on the 800?

Started Jun 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Grevture Veteran Member • Posts: 4,188
Just over a cent/image is hardly a big deal ...
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thomas2279f wrote:

Hard disk size is the limiting factor; at the moment in one Hard disk configuration the limit is still 4 TB - which has been static for the past 3 years..

And incidentally, the file size of the most high resolution DSLR camera has also remained static for about three years now (yes, the D800 was originally slated for release in the summer 2011)

How expensive is this storage then?

An internal 4 TB drive can be found for under $200. The average size of a 14 bit D800 raw file is around 42 MB, which mean you can stuff well over 90000 of them on a 4 TB drive. And since we are security minded, we also add not one, but two copies, each stored in a external 4 TB drive costing say $400, which adds up to a even $1000 to store those 90000 images. Which in turn means it cost just over a cent per image to store those D800 raw files - in triplicate.

I really struggle seeing storage as the most limiting factor ...

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