It's about 65,000,000 times as much as a DVD.
It's about 75,000,000 times as much as an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes).
In other words, 299 petabytes is 74,300,000 times the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes), and the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes) is 0.00000001350 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 0.000000002240 petabytes of data per second, or 0.000004020 petabytes 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 450,000,000 times as much as a Compact Disc.
In other words, 299 petabytes is 435,400,000 times the amount of a Compact Disc, and the amount of a Compact Disc is 0.0000000022970 times that amount.(80-minute, 360,000 sector disc; "Red Book" specifications)
A typical, 80-minute capacity compact disc, commonly known as a 0.00000065190 petabytes disc will actually hold 0.00000068670 petabytes of data. Such disks are 1.2 mm (0.047 in) thick.
It's about 60,000,000,000 times as much as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
In other words, 299 petabytes is 61,000,000,000 times the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, and the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is 0.0000000000160 times that amount.(ASCII, plain text)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare would occupy about 0.00000000490 petabytes 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 100,000,000,000 times as much as a MP3 Song.
In other words, the amount of a MP3 Song is 0.00000000001000 times 299 petabytes.(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 0.00000000300 petabytes 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.
It's about 200,000,000,000 times as much as a Digital Photo.
In other words, 299 petabytes is 210,000,000,000 times the amount of a Digital Photo, and the amount of a Digital Photo is 0.00000000000480 times that amount.(5.3 megapixels, JPEG compression, 100% quality, 24 bits/pixel)
A 5.3-megapixel digital camera photo requires about 0.00000000140 petabytes of storage space. In 2010, it was expected that 90% of all professionally-taken photographs would be digital instead of film.
It's about 250,000,000,000 times as much as a Floppy Disk (3½-in).
In other words, 299 petabytes is 228,301,000,000 times the amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in), and the amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in) is 0.000000000004380180 times that amount.(high density, IBM PC format)
Despite common reference to them as "1.44" megabyte (mB) disks, the actual capacity of the most common model of a 3&-in (8.9 cm) floppy disk is 0.000000001309670 petabytes. At the height of their use 1996, there were an estimated five billion disks in use — nearly one for each person on Earth at the time.