I have now backed up more than 100 DVD’s. 2 things that may be of interest to anyone else wanting to do this.
The average size of a DVD backed up using handbrake is 1.4Gb.
The second is hard disk space. If you are going to be backing up TV series then you will need quite a bit of space. What I am going to be using is a Brando style Dock and purchasing some 1TB hard drives from Sphinx computers. 1 hard disk will hold all my films easily and I will purchase additional ones for TV series as I buy the DVD Sets.
For example, NCIS Season 1 took 14.6 GB and there are 7 seasons so far. 24 has 24 episodes per season and 8 seasons so far, Season 7 took 21GB. I can fit all of it on 1 hard drive at the moment but will fill it very quickly so I think splitting them now will be easier and quicker.
I was thinking of using SDHC cards but at £50 for 32GB it would cost me a fair amount of money to do it. Using the bare Sata Hard drives and the Brando dock means I can expand the system as much as I want adding an extra 1TB for around £60 a time.