# The case of the 1 Exabyte Ipod

• So aparently my 5G iPod can hold a lot more music than the supposed 30GB that it claims in the manual

• TRWTF is that you could never fill that. Supposedly all words ever spoken by humans is less than 5 exabytes, so recorded music would be much less

Though that's not to say I wouldn't want that iPod.

Edit: Nearly forgot to mention: NIN FTW!

• @mentaldingo said:

TRWTF is that you could never fill that. Supposedly all words ever spoken by humans is less than 5 exabytes, so recorded music would be much less

But sound takes up orders of magnitude more data for the same verbal content.

• @dhromed said:

@mentaldingo said:

TRWTF is that you could never fill that. Supposedly all words ever spoken by humans is less than 5 exabytes, so recorded music would be much less

But sound takes up orders of magnitude more data for the same verbal content.

suppose a minute of mp3 compressed music at 128kbps is ~1MB.

1MB=1024 bytes

1EB=1024^6 bytes

1EB / 1MB = 1125899906842624MB ~= 1125899906842624 Minutes

1125899906842624 Minutes ~= 18764998447377 Hours

18764998447377 Hours ~= 781874935307 Days

781874935307 Days ~= 2142123110 Years (Rounding to the nearest integer and not accounting for leap years...)

Assume a history of recorded music began in 1889 with the commercial production of phonographs, hence 118 years of possible music. Then:

2142123110 Years / 118 Years ~= 18153585 Musicians, recording constantly for the past 118 years...

You'd have to have some music collection to fill that much space. Maybe he could have a complete recorded history of every important conversation that has taken place since 1889.

Disclaimer: These calculations are pointless and inaccurate. I'm just bored.

• (1 exabyte) / (4.7 gigabytes) = 228 455 707

You'd better start ripping those DVDs now instead of waiting till it's too late...

• @Volmarias said:

(1 exabyte) / (4.7 gigabytes) = 228 455 707

You'd better start ripping those DVDs now instead of waiting till it's too late...

Or I could just buy 1.000.000 1TB external disc, wonder how long it would take me to backup all that...

• @PerdidoPunk said:

@dhromed said:
@mentaldingo said:

TRWTF is that you could never fill that. Supposedly all words ever spoken by humans is less than 5 exabytes, so recorded music would be much less

But sound takes up orders of magnitude more data for the same verbal content.

suppose a minute of mp3 compressed music at 128kbps is ~1MB...

Then clearly the solution is to store the music at 128Mbps.  That should speed things up.

• So that's what they sell under the counter...

• Haha now mine's reporting at 16 exabytes in Amarok. http://bytten.net/random/16xb-ipod.jpg

• @PerdidoPunk said:

Disclaimer: These calculations are pointless and inaccurate. I'm just bored.

I wish you had put that disclaimer up front

• @savar said:

@PerdidoPunk said:

Disclaimer: These calculations are pointless and inaccurate. I'm just bored.

I wish you had put that disclaimer up front

then nobody would bother to read it!

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