It's about as much as an iPod.
In other words, the amount of an iPod is 1 times 160 gigabytes.(a.k.a. Apple iPod) (2010 figures; for iPod classic, sixth generation)
It's about three times as much as Wikipedia.
In other words, the amount of Wikipedia is 0.33 times 160 gigabytes.(2009 figures) (all languages)
It's about three times as much as a Blu-ray Disc.
In other words, 160 gigabytes is 3.2 times the amount of a Blu-ray Disc, and the amount of a Blu-ray Disc is 0.31 times that amount.(a.k.a. BD) (dual-layer; Blu-ray disc)
A typical Blu-ray disc will hold 50 gigabytes (gB) of data. The increase in capacity versus a standard DVD is possible because of the smaller wavelength of blue light — 405 nanometers instead of 650 nanometers for the red laser light used in a DVD.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as much as Watson.
In other words, the amount of Watson is 26 times 160 gigabytes.(data store only)
Watson, the IBM supercomputer famous for competing against humans on the televised trivia game show Jeopardy!, utilizes 4,100 gigabytes of variously-structured data to formulate answers. While "thinking", Watson processes about 500 gigabytes of data per second.
It's about thirty times as much as a DVD.
In other words, the amount of a DVD is 0.029 times 160 gigabytes.(a.k.a. digital video disc) (single-side, single-layer; DVD-5 specification)
It's about forty times as much as an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes).
In other words, 160 gigabytes is 37.9 times the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes), and the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes) is 0.0264 times that amount.(a.k.a. High Definition television, a.k.a. HD) (digital signal, QAM-256; 30 minutes)
Broadcast cable HDTV signals contain about 0.00234 gigabytes of data per second, or 4.22 gigabytes (gB) in a thirty-minute television show. The first High Definition television broadcast was news footage from John Glenn's 1998 mission on the space shuttle Discovery.
It's about one-fiftieth as much as a Gap, Inc. Customer Database.
In other words, the amount of a Gap, Inc. Customer Database is 50 times 160 gigabytes.(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 7,000 gigabytes 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.