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How much is 604 gigabytes?

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 It's about 150 times as much as a DVD. In other words, the amount of a DVD is 0.0077 times 604 gigabytes. (a.k.a. digital video disc) (single-side, single-layer; DVD-5 specification)A typical capacity digital video disc will hold 4.7 gigabytes (gB) of data. Such disks are 1.2 mm (0.047 in) thick. It's about 150 times as much as an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes). In other words, 604 gigabytes is 143 times the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes), and the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes) is 0.00699 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-one-hundred-fiftieth as much as The LHC Data Generated per Second. In other words, the amount of The LHC Data Generated per Second is 200 times 604 gigabytes. (a.k.a. Large Hadron Collider) (2008 figures)Capturing millions of measurements per second on millions of subatomic particles, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) facility in Geneva generates 100,000 gigabytes of data every second. Data collection arrays are placed throughout the LHC's 8.6 km (5.3 mi) circular track. It's about one-two-hundredth as much as The Hubble Telescope. In other words, 604 gigabytes is 0.0048 times the amount of The Hubble Telescope, and the amount of The Hubble Telescope is 210 times that amount. (a.k.a. Hubble Space Telescope, a.k.a. HST) (2008 figures)Between its launch in 1990 and 2008, the Hubble Space Telescope gathered 120,000 gigabytes of images and other data about astronomical phenomena. Last upgraded during a service mission in 1999, the onboard computer of the Hubble Telescope has just 0.002 gigabytes of operating memory (RAM) — less than most smartphones. It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as much as Despicable Me. In other words, 604 gigabytes is 0.00415 times the amount of Despicable Me, and the amount of Despicable Me is 241 times that amount. (2010) (Production data)The 2010 digitally-animated film Despicable Me was developed by Illumination Entertainment and Mac Guff Ligne and used 145,000 gigabytes. The film had a running time of 95 minutes. It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as much as The IRS Compliance Database. In other words, the amount of The IRS Compliance Database is 260 times 604 gigabytes. (a.k.a. Internal Revenue Service) (2006 figures) The United States Internal Revenue Service's compliance database holds more than 150,000 gigabytes of data on tax returns and other records. Each year of tax records occupies between 18,000 gigabytes. It's about one-four-hundredth as much as Pandora. In other words, 604 gigabytes is 0.0024 times the amount of Pandora, and the amount of Pandora is 420 times that amount. (a.k.a. Pandora Radio) (2011 figures)Pandora, the online radio and song recommendation service, stores 260,000 gigabytes of music. Its music recommendation service categorizes each song in its library using 400 attributes and 2,000 attribute combinations.