In the technological landscape, it can be difficult to visualise the magnitude of files we interact with on a daily basis. We hope this visualisation will help you to picture exactly what it is you are dealing with.LET’S GO
1/8 of a byte
A single binary digit. Equal to: 1/8 of a byte.
Equal to: A single character such as a letter or a symbol.
Equal to: A very short story.
Equal to: 873 pages of plain text.
The DNA information in a single sperm contains 37.5 MB worth of data
Equal to: 341 average-sized digital pictures.
Equal to: Forty 25GB Blu-ray discs.
The size of the entire internet in 1997
In a single year, a human's eyes convey 9.4 terabytes of visual information to the brain.
Equal to: Over 900 billion pages of plain text.
The human brain's ability to store memories is equivalent to about 2.5 petabytes of data
Is the amount of data produced in a single minute by the particle collider at CERN
Equal to: Over 245 million (4.38GB) DVDs.
Size of the internet now (as approximated by Eric Schmidt)
Is the amount of data that has traversed the internet since its creation
Equal to: Over 281 trillion MP3 audio files.
Equal to: Over 45 trillion Blu-ray discs.
Now you have a better idea of the relationships
between different data sizes, why not share with your
friends to enlighten them too?
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