It's about one-one-hundred-fifty-thousandth as much as All Spoken Words in Human History (recorded).
In other words, the amount of All Spoken Words in Human History (recorded) is 150,000 times 299 petabytes.(2003 figures) (assumes 16 Khz, 16-bit mono recording)
Criticizing a 2002 estimate of 5,100 petabytes, linguist and University of Pennsylvania professor Mark Liberman asserted that it would actually require 44,000,000 petabytes to house a recording of all speech in human history, even at a relatively low level of quality. For the purposes of his calculations, Liberman estimated the total duration of such a project to include 416,390,367 years of continuous audio.
It's about one-fifteenth as much as The Internet.
In other words, the amount of The Internet is 20 times 299 petabytes.(2005 figures) (estimated)
Although the Internet is continuously changing, a 2005 estimate by Google CEO Eric Schmidt was that the total amount of data on the Internet would measure about 5,000 petabytes. An estimated 1 trillion web pages are published on the Internet, excluding photos, videos, and music content.
It's about five times as much as The Books in the Library of Congress.
In other words, the amount of The Books in the Library of Congress is 0.20 times 299 petabytes.(2009 figures) (digitized entire collection)
The total collection of books, photographs, and other media housed by the United States Library of Congress would occupy about 70 petabytes if fully digitized. The collection contains a total of 142,544,498 items as of 2009.
It's about six times as much as Mozy.
In other words, the amount of Mozy is 0.20 times 299 petabytes.(2009 figures) (total file storage)
Mozy, the online data backup service, stores about 50 petabytes of data backed up its users. Founded in 2005, Mozy's customer base has grown to 1 million personal and 60,000 business subscribers in just 5 years.
It's about 60 times as much as The Letters Delivered by the Postal Service in 2010.
In other words, the amount of The Letters Delivered by the Postal Service in 2010 is 0.02 times 299 petabytes.(2010 figures)
All letters delivered by the United States Postal Service in 2010 will equate to 5 petabytes (pB) of data if stored digitally. In delivering the mail, the Postal Service fleet travels a total of 1.25 billion miles annually.
It's about 95 times as much as Netflix's Watch Instantly catalog.
In other words, 299 petabytes is 95.30 times the amount of Netflix's Watch Instantly catalog, and the amount of Netflix's Watch Instantly catalog is 0.0105 times that amount.(May, 2013 figures)
The uncompressed source copies of all the movies available for instant viewing on Netflix total 3.14 petabytes. According to estimates, videos streamed from Netflix account for about 29% of all Internet traffic
It's about 100 times as much as a Human Brain.
In other words, 299 petabytes is 120 times the amount of a Human Brain, and the amount of a Human Brain is 0.0083 times that amount.According to Northwestern University psychology professor Paul Reber, the capacity of the human brain is a theoretical 2.5 petabytes. Each lobe of the brain consists of folded neural tissue with a total area, if unfolded, of about 0.24 sq. m.