How much space is 1TB? And is it enough?

June 26, 2015 by Michael Diez

Sample breakdown, assuming 4MB songs, 2MB pictures, and 700MB movies, and 10GB HD video clips:

  • 250,000 songs
  • 500,000 pictures
  • 1,400 movies
  • 100 HD video clips

But with the advent of affordable HD video cameras, 1TB may not be enough.

A typical HD video camera takes 64GB to store 4 hours of HD video. Attend 10 events and all of a sudden you have 640GB of video.

Granted most people are not taking 4-hour videos wherever they go, this is changing fast.

Petabytes prepare to become famous.