The LaCie six terabyte hard disk drive that now sits among the array of hard drives with my Mac Pro brings the total storage space of my photo and video system to 37 terabytes.
Thirty-seven what? Terabytes. A terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes and a gigabtye is 1,000 megabytes. Doesn’t seem that long ago when buying an IBM PC with a 5 megabyte hard drive seemed like all the space in the world.
As the cliche goes, that was then, this is now. Now my Canon 5D MKIII spits out RAW images files of around 32 MB a shot and the EOS 1DX just slightly smaller. Uncompressed video shots take up gigabytes of space.
So 37 terabytes of storage space seems like a lot on the surface but will quickly run short for someone who shoots images and video daily.
It’s a digital life one terabyte at a time.