It's about 6,000,000,000 times as much as a Magnetic Stripe Card.
In other words, the amount of a Magnetic Stripe Card is 0.0000000002 times 604 gigabytes.(maximum capacity; per ISO 7811 specification)
The storage capacity of a magnetic stripe on a credit or identification card is about 0.0000001 gigabytes. 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 250,000,000 times as much as a Page of Text.
In other words, the amount of a Page of Text is 0.0000000037 times 604 gigabytes.(50 lines, 50 characters per line, ASCII encoding)
A 50-character-per-line, 50-line page of Latin alphabet text requires 0.0000023 gigabytes 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 450,000 times as much as a Floppy Disk (3½-in).
In other words, 604 gigabytes is 439,819 times the amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in), and the amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in) is 0.00000227366 times that amount.(high density, IBM PC format)
Despite common reference to them as "1.44" megabyte (mB) disks, the actual capacity of the most common model of a 3&-in (8.9 cm) floppy disk is 0.00137329 gigabytes. At the height of their use 1996, there were an estimated five billion disks in use — nearly one for each person on Earth at the time.
It's about 400,000 times as much as a Digital Photo.
In other words, 604 gigabytes is 410,000 times the amount of a Digital Photo, and the amount of a Digital Photo is 0.0000024 times that amount.(5.3 megapixels, JPEG compression, 100% quality, 24 bits/pixel)
A 5.3-megapixel digital camera photo requires about 0.0015 gigabytes of storage space. In 2010, it was expected that 90% of all professionally-taken photographs would be digital instead of film.
It's about 200,000 times as much as a MP3 Song.
In other words, the amount of a MP3 Song is 0.000005 times 604 gigabytes.(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)
A three-minute song of typical quality will be about 0.003 gigabytes when encoded into MP3 format. The song Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega was used by AT&T-Bell Labs engineer Karlheinz Brandenburg to test the compression process and is considered the first MP3 song.
It's about 100,000 times as much as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
In other words, 604 gigabytes is 120,000 times the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, and the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is 0.0000083 times that amount.(ASCII, plain text)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare would occupy about 0.0052 gigabytes 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 850 times as much as a Compact Disc.
In other words, 604 gigabytes is 838.9 times the amount of a Compact Disc, and the amount of a Compact Disc is 0.001192 times that amount.(80-minute, 360,000 sector disc; "Red Book" specifications)
A typical, 80-minute capacity compact disc, commonly known as a 0.6836 gigabytes disc will actually hold 0.72 gigabytes of data. Such disks are 1.2 mm (0.047 in) thick.