It's about as much as a Compact Disc
In other words, the amount of a Compact Disc is 1 times 1,546,000,000 nibbles.(80-minute, 360,000 sector disc; "Red Book" specifications)
A typical, 80-minute capacity compact disc, commonly known as a 1,468,000,000 nibbles disc will actually hold 1,546,000,000 nibbles of data. Such disks are 1.2 mm (0.047 in) thick.
It's about one-fifth as much as an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes)
In other words, 1,546,000,000 nibbles is 0.1710 times the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes), and the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes) is 5.850 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 5,030,000 nibbles of data per second, or 9,060,000,000 nibbles 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-tenth as much as a DVD
In other words, 1,546,000,000 nibbles is 0.150 times the amount of a DVD, and the amount of a DVD is 6.70 times that amount.(a.k.a. digital video disc) (single-side, single-layer; DVD-5 specification)
A typical capacity digital video disc will hold 10,000,000,000 nibbles of data. Such disks are 1.2 mm (0.047 in) thick.
It's about one-seventieth as much as Wikipedia
In other words, the amount of Wikipedia is 71 times 1,546,000,000 nibbles.(2009 figures) (all languages)
As of 2009, Wikipedia held 110,000,000,000 nibbles of publicly written and edited encyclopedia articles on 14.5 million subjects as well as associated commentary and discussion. Wikipedia is among the ten most popular websites on the Internet and the only non-profit entity in that group.
It's about one-seventieth as much as a Blu-ray Disc
In other words, the amount of a Blu-ray Disc is 71 times 1,546,000,000 nibbles.(a.k.a. BD) (dual-layer; Blu-ray disc)
A typical Blu-ray disc will hold 110,000,000,000 nibbles 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 150 times as much as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
In other words, the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is 0.0071 times 1,546,000,000 nibbles.(ASCII, plain text)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare would occupy about 11,000,000 nibbles 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 200 times as much as a MP3 Song
In other words, the amount of a MP3 Song is 0.005 times 1,546,000,000 nibbles.(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 6,000,000 nibbles 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.