By Walton Dell
December 28, 1998
|The following is a comparison of the storage requirements
of various types of data.
Please see also: My article, Bits and Bytes, and my definitions of bit and byte.
|One page letter or email with only text (TXT) (no formatting or pictures)||10KB|
|A photo stored as a compressed JPG (medium-resolution)||50KB|
|Low-resolution Windows wallpaper (BMP uncompressed)||300KB|
|High-resolution Windows wallpaper (BMP uncompressed)||1000KB|
|About 30 seconds of low-quality compressed video||1000KB|
|About 30 seconds of low-quality uncompressed video||6000KB|
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