Sorry for the newbie question, but shooting at full sized RAW (20M 5472x3648) on my 6D can take up quite a bit of room on my computer's external HDD. M-RAW is bumped down to 11M, and S-RAW drops all the way to 5.0M. My photos are never printed, unless someone prints them for themselves. I deliver all my photos digitally, in full resolution of course. That being said, if S-RAW has a resolution of 2736x1824, which is quite a bit larger than an HD resolution of 1920x1080, does it really matter if I shoot at 5M? I barely ever crop over over the 16x9 aspect ratio, so I assume it should be fine? Anyways, I came here to get some valid answers from more experienced shooters. Thanks in advance!
I just bought a 2 TB external HDD (USB3) for $100. It will hold 100,000 RAWs easily. When I had 1.44 MB floppy disks I used to be scared by sizes; not anymore.
To be fair, it looks like you do not need 20 mpx resolution; all my facebook posts are like less than 1 mpx. When I print, I print huge, so I am a bit extreme when it comes to printing. My D800E is not enough so I often stitch.