Storage of raw data

This may not necessarily be a data processing issue but i would like to have some suggestions.
I am currently using cryosparc on a standalone workstation and i have a 12TB hard drive as my work directory. The movies are backed up on a separate server. The movies transferred to and imported from this 12 TB drive. Once i have my particles extracted, can i delete the original movies? That will clear up a lot of storage space but will it hider the data processing?


Hi @aparvate,
Provided the raw movies are backed up elsewhere (as you mentioned they are), you can delete them from your workstation unless you want to use them as inputs for any further processing jobs. The job types in cryoSPARC that would require raw movies are: Import Movies and motion correction (any type). I hope this helps!