Space on a 6TB and 8TB HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by intz2nu, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Could someone tell me about how many full 2 hour movies could someone fit on a 6TB drive, and around how many on an 8TB drive?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Depends on the resolution (SD or HD) and what compression they use (H.264 or another MPEG-4 variant or even a less compressive codec).

    Anyway, since an MPEG-4 SD movie normally takes less than 1 GB away and an MPEG-4 HD movie normally takes 5 GB away, you can get up to 6.000 or 8.000 SD movies onto a 6 or 8 TB HDD and 1.200 or 1.600 HD movies onto a 6 or 8 TB HDD.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    So only about 1600 HD movies onto an 8TB? That is somewhat a little disapointing as I had thought it'd be a lot more. The movie content would be all HD from iTunes.
     
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    Stooby Mcdoobie

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    Are you being sarcastic? 1600 movies is a lot.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    That is only 192.000 minutes or 133 days of entertainment. If one only watches 9 hours of movies on a daily basis, those 1.600 movies are finished within a year. What then?
     
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    Stooby Mcdoobie

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    Yes, how silly of me. He will burn through those in no time. :p
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well being I'm trying to play catch up with a lot of movies I still have not yet seen I guess the 1600 wouldn't come that fast, or at least not quite yet. But I do plan on having a somewhat large movie collection in my soon future. I'm also looking to plan ahead with full proofing my collection so that space will always be on hand. I guess an 8TB is the start and maybe another 8 or 6 TB down the road.
     

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