|I suggest that instead of trying to place all of them on a hard drive that as you convert them to digital that you burn them to either CDR or DVDR as space permits. Keep the digital file on a hard drive and copy it to an external. |
Label the disks as you make them. Converting the movies, etc is going to take some time. Once you have made CDs/DVDs of files you can easily and cheaply share them with family and friends. Buying optical media when on sale in 100 sleeves is the way to go.
You may want to tackle the VCR tapes first as they are probably easier to edit.
All that data isn't going to fit on one DVD or even 10. Single layer DVDR is rated at 4.7GB but in actual use you will get something around 4.4GB. The number varies slightly depending on weather you use + or - disks. While on that subject, stand alone players that connect to TVs don't necessarily play all formats. I suggest you check your equipment to find out which to use. I believe if only one type can be read it will likely be the - type. Slick with single layer DVDR- disks or CDR disks if files are smaller.
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