How much free space to allocate in external HDD?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dcslacker, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. dcslacker macrumors member

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    I back up my video projects onto a WD 2TB Green drive and I've got about 250GB free. I forgot how much space is needed to leave empty so the drive doesn't slow down or freeze up. Was it 10% free? I have another project (60GB) to transfer to the Green drive but am not sure if I can get away with putting in on there or if I need to buy another HDD.

    I did a quick search and read that some folks leave 20% or 50% free, but that was for the startup disk with the OS on it. My drives are strictly for storing video/photo projects after the project is completed.

    Any input is appreciated.
     
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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Some of my drives are full and they don't lock up.
     

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