How much is 1,474,560 octets?
It's about as much as a Floppy Disk (3½-in)
The amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in) is about 1,474,560 octets.
(high density, IBM PC format)
It's about nine-tenths as much as a Digital Photo
The amount of a Digital Photo is about 1,600,000 octets.
(5.3 megapixels, JPEG compression, 100% quality, 24 bits/pixel)
A 5.3-megapixel digital camera photo requires about 1,600,000 octets of storage space. In 2010, it was expected that 90% of all professionally-taken photographs would be digital instead of film.
It's about half as much as a MP3 Song
The amount of a MP3 Song is about 3,000,000 octets.
(a.k.a. MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, a.k.a. MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3) (128 Kbps, "near-CD-quality"; 3 minutes duration; average)
It's about one-fourth as much as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is about 5,600,000 octets.
(ASCII, plain text)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare would occupy about 5,600,000 octets when written in plain text without formatting. These works include 38 definitively-attributed plays — 11 tragedies, 17 comedies, and 10 tragedies — as well as 154 sonnets and numerous other poems.
It's about one-five-hundredth as much as a Compact Disc
The amount of a Compact Disc is about 773,100,000 octets.
(80-minute, 360,000 sector disc; "Red Book" specifications)
It's about 600 times as much as a Page of Text
The amount of a Page of Text is about 2,400 octets.
(50 lines, 50 characters per line, ASCII encoding)
A 50-character-per-line, 50-line page of Latin alphabet text requires 2,500 octets when digitally represented. The Google Books project, which has produced hundreds of millions of pages of digital text, used a robotic device to digitize over eight million titles at a rate of about 1,000 pages per second.
It's about one-three-thousandth as much as an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes)
The amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes) is about 4,530,000,000 octets.
(a.k.a. High Definition television, a.k.a. HD) (digital signal, QAM-256; 30 minutes)
It's about one-three-thousand-five-hundredth as much as a DVD
The amount of a DVD is about 5,000,000,000 octets.
(a.k.a. digital video disc) (single-side, single-layer; DVD-5 specification)
It's about 10,000 times as much as a Magnetic Stripe Card
The amount of a Magnetic Stripe Card is about 100 octets.
(maximum capacity; per ISO 7811 specification)
The storage capacity of a magnetic stripe on a credit or identification card is about 100 octets. According to legend, Forrest Parry, the IBM engineer who developed the first magnetic stripe card in 1960, was able to solve the problem of adhering the strip to the card after his wife suggested using an iron.
It's about one-thirty-five-thousandth as much as a Blu-ray Disc
The amount of a Blu-ray Disc is about 53,000,000,000 octets.
(a.k.a. BD) (dual-layer; Blu-ray disc)
It's about one-forty-thousandth as much as Wikipedia
The amount of Wikipedia is about 57,000,000,000 octets.
(2009 figures) (all languages)
As of 2009, Wikipedia held 57,000,000,000 octets of publicly written and edited encyclopedia articles on 14.5 million subjects as well as associated commentary and discussion. Wikipedia is among the ten most popular websites on the Internet and the only non-profit entity in that group.
It's about one-one-hundred-thousandth as much as an iPod
The amount of an iPod is about 172,000,000,000 octets.
(a.k.a. Apple iPod) (2010 figures; for iPod classic, sixth generation)
It's about 0.0000004 times as much as Watson
The amount of Watson is about 4,400,000,000,000 octets.
(data store only)
It's about 0.0000002 times as much as a Gap, Inc. Customer Database
The amount of a Gap, Inc. Customer Database is about 7,000,000,000,000 octets.
(a.k.a. The GAP Companies, a.k.a. Gap) (2012 figures)
The GAP Inc., the corporate parent of GAP store, Old Navy, and Banana Republic, has accumulated over 8,000,000,000,000 octets of data on almost a billion customers. The GAP, Inc remains the largest apparel retailer in the United States and was the largest in the world from the mid-1990s until about 2008.
It's about 0.00000003 times as much as The Amazon.com's databases
The amount of The Amazon.com's databases is about 46,526,300,000,000 octets.
(largest databases only; 2005 figures)
Amazon.com maintains information on the millions of items sold on it's e-Commerce website and the websites of its affiliate companies, as well as information on customer orders and browsing history, and excerpts from nearly a quarter-billion books in databases totaling an estimated 47,642,900,000,000 octets of data. Amazon.com receives over 615 million visits to its US website each year.