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It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as much as a DVD
In other words, the amount of a DVD is 1,700 times 6,000,000 nibbles.
(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-twenty-thousandth as much as a Blu-ray Disc
In other words, the amount of a Blu-ray Disc is 18,000 times 6,000,000 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 one-twenty-thousandth as much as Wikipedia
In other words, the amount of Wikipedia is 19,000 times 6,000,000 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 30,000 times as much as a Magnetic Stripe Card
In other words, the amount of a Magnetic Stripe Card is 0.0000300 times 6,000,000 nibbles.
(maximum capacity; per ISO 7811 specification)
The storage capacity of a magnetic stripe on a credit or identification card is about 300 nibbles. 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 one-fifty-five-thousandth as much as an iPod
In other words, the amount of an iPod is 57,500 times 6,000,000 nibbles.
(a.k.a. Apple iPod) (2010 figures; for iPod classic, sixth generation)
A sixth-generation, iPod classic MP3 player offers a storage capacity of 344,000,000,000 nibbles. Data is stored in the unit's hard drive, a 5,400 RPM SATA drive, which measures about 30 sq. cm (5 sq. in)
It's about 0.0000007 times as much as Watson
In other words, 6,000,000 nibbles is 0.000000680 times the amount of Watson, and the amount of Watson is 1,500,000 times that amount.
(data store only)
Watson, the IBM supercomputer famous for competing against humans on the televised trivia game show Jeopardy!, utilizes 8,800,000,000,000 nibbles of variously-structured data to formulate answers. While "thinking", Watson processes about 1,100,000,000,000 nibbles of data per second.
It's about 0.0000004 times as much as a Gap, Inc. Customer Database
In other words, 6,000,000 nibbles is 0.000000400 times the amount of a Gap, Inc. Customer Database, and the amount of a Gap, Inc. Customer Database is 3,000,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The GAP Companies, a.k.a. Gap) (2012 figures)
The GAP Inc., the corporate parent of GAP store, Old Navy, and Banana Republic, has accumulated over 20,000,000,000,000 nibbles of data on almost a billion customers. The GAP, Inc remains the largest apparel retailer in the United States and was the largest in the world from the mid-1990s until about 2008.