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How much is 120 kilobytes?

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It's about one-tenth as much as a Floppy Disk (3½-in).
In other words, 120 kilobytes is 0.0833333 times the amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in), and the amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in) is 12 times that amount.
(high density, IBM PC format)
It's about one-fifteenth as much as a Digital Photo.
In other words, the amount of a Digital Photo is 13 times 120 kilobytes.
(5.3 megapixels, JPEG compression, 100% quality, 24 bits/pixel)
A 5.3-megapixel digital camera photo requires about 1,500 kilobytes of storage space. In 2010, it was expected that 90% of all professionally-taken photographs would be digital instead of film.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as much as a MP3 Song.
In other words, the amount of a MP3 Song is 30 times 120 kilobytes.
(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)
It's about one-forty-fifth as much as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
In other words, the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is 45 times 120 kilobytes.
(ASCII, plain text)
It's about 50 times as much as a Page of Text.
In other words, the amount of a Page of Text is 0.02 times 120 kilobytes.
(50 lines, 50 characters per line, ASCII encoding)
It's about 1,000 times as much as a Magnetic Stripe Card.
In other words, the amount of a Magnetic Stripe Card is 0.001 times 120 kilobytes.
(maximum capacity; per ISO 7811 specification)
It's about one-six-thousand-five-hundredth as much as a Compact Disc.
In other words, 120 kilobytes is 0.0001589 times the amount of a Compact Disc, and the amount of a Compact Disc is 6,293 times that amount.
(80-minute, 360,000 sector disc; "Red Book" specifications)