How mp3's do you think this would hold?

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  1. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

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    29.0 Petabytes. How many mp3's do you think this would hold?

    Now thats what I call MASS storage:eek:
     
  2. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Well it's early in the morning but by my calculations, a petabyte is 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes so 29 is 3.676186771475307e+31and if your average song is 4.5 megs you will get 6,919,669,561.444 songs on there. :D Oh you have to love too much free time. I hope I'm right.
     
  3. RandomDeadHead thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I doubt their is that many recorded songs in existance. But I could be wrong, and probably am.
     
  4. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    Well, it is a tape library. Not sure I would want to keep my MP3 collection on it. It is like a giant DAT machine. Also note this:
    Since MP3s are already compressed, you would only get the 11.2 Petabytes of storage. (only - that's funny). I would get about 8 or 9 Xserve RAIDs and a cluster Xserve, a fiber channel switch a rack and a pdu instead of the Sony deal. Give me online storage.
     
  5. scem0 macrumors 604

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  6. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    i like the whole aspect of .444.
    it's like its going to have to be a song at about a minute and a half.
     
  7. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    Searches iTunes for Punk/Ska playlist...
    Closest one I have to 1:30 is "F--- You and Your Cat" by Goldfinger at 1:19.
     
  8. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    my closest to a minute and a half is No Doubt-A Little Something Refreshing. It's 1:18. Really funny too.:p
     
  9. medea macrumors 68030

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    hmm I have plenty of songs that are under a minute.....
    anyways, outside of serious medical, scientific or government uses I can't imagine anyone who would need that, or afford it.
     
  10. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    not corporate usage?
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    eh, I don't think so...

    There is no way THAT is portable. :eek:
     
  12. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    the basic weighs 859.80lbs
    not portable at all. i mean unless if you are that strong.:D :rolleyes:
     

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