USB Memory Fun Facts

Grant me a bloggers license when I say that I stole the following information from one of my favorite vendors of USBs or memory drives – iClick*.

But I like all things fun so I thought I would pass it on…

  • The entire human genome consists of a mere 0.791175GB of data.  
  • 1 Terabyte (1,024 Gigabytes) equates to roughly 50,000 trees when used to store electronic documents.  So think about it…with a 1GB USB drive you can save roughly 50 trees with a single data load. And remember: USB flash memory is re-usable. Multiply those 50 trees by the number of times you re-use the drive and you could be saving a forest. 
  • 1GB holds roughly 230 songs (at128kbps).  That’s roughly 16 hours of music and 20 albums. 
  • The average 2 hour movie is1.5 GB.  That’s two feature films on a 4 GB with memory to spare. 
  • War and Peace is 1.7 MB in digital form.  That means you could store over 542 copies on a 1GB drive. 
  • A 1GB drive can hold an estimated 595 photos (with a 5 megapixel camera at standard resolution settings) .  The average photo album holds 200 photos.  that means you could fit 3 photo albums on just one drive.  Create a slide show, add music and voila! 
  • Catalogs are costly to produce, hard to ship and can take up valuable desk and storage space.  Hand out your catalog on a USB flash drive and you’ve saved time labor and the environment.
  • The average 2 minute video on YouTube is approximately 4MB.  With a 1GB flash drive you could hold over 2340 of them…that’s over 7 hours of video content.
  • An average 10 slide PowerPoint presentation is less than 1MB in size (330kb).
  • When used to store “text-only” electronic documents, 1GB drive can store 1000’s of files in a single date preload.  And rember USB flash memory is re-usable.  Copy, delete and repeat.

With stats like this it is easy to see why “gifting” memory that is preloaded with your company information would still yield plenty of left-over space for additional uses.

So give me a call if you wish to save a few trees!


Now the fine print:

*Word document based on an average file size of 50KB
*PDF file based on average size of 300KB.
*Photos based on an average file size of 1.5MB
*Movies based on an average file size of 1.5GB for one movie
*Songs based on an average file size of 4MB per 1 song
*NOTE: USB memory capacity is never 100% of stated capacity.  Most USB capacity ranges from 90-98% usable memory.  (i.e – a 1GB holds roughly 800MB)

*All statistics are estimates and will vary depending on exact files size and/or combination of other files.

November 3, 2013 - Posted by | Brand Marketing

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