I'm facing the same problem everyone does from time to time: I'm running out of drive storage on my PC.
My PC has two 1Tb solid state internal drives. One is used as an image store, and it's where I keep my main Lightroom catalogue, and it's used by Adobe as a swap file store etc. The second drive is used for everything else: operating system, programs, documents etc.
I see I'm not far from filling the first drive with images. I don't want to overflow onto the other drive (but perhaps I should).
My images are stored in folders by year at the top level.
What's the answer? Just buy a 2Tb or 3Tb replacement disk and just keep going in the expectation that by the time I've filled it, the next size up will be available? Do you archive older images to external drives? Do you use a NAS, and if so, how big is it? How big is big enough for image storage? How do you manage access to your catalogue if it is spread across several drives?
These are not questions about backup and security. I have that sorted with a Crashplan subscription. This is about how to manage efficiently an ever growing collection of images (and growth is accelerating as sensor sizes grow).
Let me know how you do it!
(My first experience with hard disk storage was a 10k (or was it Mb?) drive that had to be removed from the Prime minicomputer cabinet every evening and locked in a desk drawer).
Edited by LocalHero1953, 26 May 2017 - 20:40.