If your brain was a hard drive, how big would it be?

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So, how big would it be?

Poll closed Jul 15, 2006.
  1. 8000 Gb

    17.4%
  2. 9000 Gb

    6.5%
  3. 10000 Gb or more...

    76.1%
  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    If your brain was a hard drive, how big would it be?
     
  2. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    are you asking how much I can remember? I dont get it.
     
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    At my current rate, with an 8000GB brain, I could remember about 1,610,762 songs...

    Leaving room for system files and language support for traveling through Europe, that's still over 1,000,000 songs.

    I'll have to go with none of the above :cool:
     
  4. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It is basically asking you how good is your memory.

    8000GB=Not so good
    9000GB=Average
    10000Gb=Great!
     
  5. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I picked the 10 TB option. Though with formatting, bad sectors etc. there is about a floppies worth of usable space.

    \Single Sided Floppy
    \\Standard Density
     
  6. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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  8. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Large enough to adequately run all the pro apps of my heart. ;)
     
  9. thevessels macrumors regular

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    yeah this is super weird .
    its like asking , 80, 90 , 100 ... which isnt a very broad scale ..

    im gonna say 250Gb .... just sounds right to me .

    srsly we're nerds
     
  10. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    I recall reading somewhere that over the course of a lifetime, an average human accumulates 500 Petabytes of memories and experiences, but that there seemed to be no upper limit to what can be learned....but I'm not sure how they came up with that number, which is 50,000 times larger than the biggest poll option number
     
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  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Wow, interesting fact tpjunkie. Glad that I went for option #3. :)
     
  13. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    Yottabyte - But it would have frayed wires and be 90% corrupted. The other 10% would exist in small isolated pockets unable to communicate w/ each other, but vaguely suspicious that was something "more" out there. :)
     
  14. jsw123 macrumors member

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    i downloaded boot camp and got a partition
    750tb/500tb
     
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  16. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I had my extra languages uninstalled so more space could be freed for... umm i forget..

    I wonder if this is some sort of phallus thing and we are all missing the point here....

    Ed
     
  17. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Mines more like flash memory.

    good, but short.
     
  18. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    The human brain consists of about 100 billion nerve cells or neurons that are interconnected. Each neuron can be active by producing an action potential, and it's surmised that two individual nuerons can hold a "memory". The upper limit is unknown, but certainly individual thoughts and other processes don't bleed over into adjoining areas that are responsible for a specific task. So you have then what's called a course-grained neural network.
    So do the math... From 2 connections to 100 billion, with 5 or 6 major areas.
    I doubt my Mac can compute the upper limit.
    As for me, I'm content with my USB-drive sized mini-brain. I can bathe and feed myself, but after that all actions are controlled by the legacy reptilian node.
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Come now, don't be so hard on yourself- I am sure that you have plenty of storage space left in your brain mad jew. Unless of course you pack such a plethora of knowledge that you have filled up your brain already! ;) :D

    Please don't tell me that you installed Windows on your brain! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  20. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    "Your brain has performed an illegal operation and has been shut down, press control alt delete to restart"
     
  21. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I feel like I just received a lecture from college. Did you just know that info off of the top of your head?! :eek: :)
     
  22. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    LOL :D

    The most likely occurrence after installing Windows on your brain. ;) :D
     
  23. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    Ahh...

    Not sure how big my brain is in terms of storage 'cause beer keeps erasing stuff every day or two

    :p
     
  24. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    i'm pretty sure if this poll had been done 10 years ago, we'd all be guessing our brain capacity in megabytes :rolleyes:

    In the same fashion, 10 years from now we won't be measuring in gigabytes anymore, so it's all just relative.

    My personal guess would be that a number couldn't quite sum up what we think, feel, and remember.
     

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