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#2981 OFFLINE   fudpucker

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Posted Today, 03:36 PM

Turns out my memory was pretty good. I just went through and calculated my 2 TB drive, with all mpeg-4 HD recordings:

 

73 hours recorded, 18% used

 

73/(0.18) = 405 hours total capacity for 2 TB

 

2048 gB / 405 hours =  5 gB per hour

 

All of this will vary by program material, of course, but should get us in the ballpark. I've done this calculation on multiple drives and multiple D* boxes and pretty much consistently gotten between 400 and 450 hours per 2 TB drive.

Perfect, that is close enough for what I was trying to figure out!



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