A couple of years ago, I converted all of my old VHS-C tapes to DVD — 24 DVDs in all. Now I’m starting stage 2 of the process of converting all of my video tapes — the miniDV collection. Estimated storage required for raw video capture is 300 GB. Today the approximate cost per GB is 8.21 cents (about $25 for this project). 3 years ago (where the collection ends), the cost was about 3 times higher. While still practical to do 3 years ago, it amazes me to think about how much storage costs have dropped. When I first bought the mini DV camera (1999), the cost of per GB was around $16 — putting the total cost of this project at about $4800. This site has a great history of the cost of storage.