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How much is 604 gigabytes?

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)