File Sizes

File Sizes

We will go over file sizes in detail, so you can understand how much data you are paying for on your mobile phone/cell phone data plan. More often than not mobile phone/internet providers are very relactant to explain how much data you acutually will be getting on your plan; the result is often a massive bill or all prepaid credit used in a day, after downloading a few songs. Any mobile plans that are measured in MB beware of this.

A song is typically is between 5 and 10MB, movies are around 700MB & DVD Rips are around 4GB.

So if your provider is giving you under 100MB on a mobile plan... only check email... don't use any other media on the Internet..,

Also this will help you understand why uploading pictures or emailing a large documents can take a long time depending on what the file sizes are.

Bit- Is the smallest unit of data in computers. It can have a value of 1 or 0.

Byte - A  unit of data made of 8 bits (0's or 1's)

Kilobyte(KB) - 1024 bytes.This is the most commonly used measurement of data on the web.

Megabyte (MB) -  One Thousand and Twenty four kilobytes  (1,024 KB).

Gigabyte (GB) - 1 billion bytes (1024 MB) these days everything is measured in Gigabytes

Terrabyte (TB) - 1000 trillion bytes (1024 GB) The new size for storage.

  • A standard floppy disk hold 1.44MB of data
  • A standard CD-ROM hold 650 to 700MB of data
  • A Single layer DVD-R holds 4.7GB of data
  • A Dual layer DVD-R hold 9.4GB of data
  • A Single layer Blueray disc holds 25GB of data
  • A Dual layer Blueray disc holds 50GB of data
  • USB Storage key (also known as: Thumb drives/Flash drives/Pen Drives/USB Key) can hold from as little as 16MB up to 100's of GB
  • USB Hard drives & Internal Hard Drives (SATA2) & ESATA can hold from as low as a 1MB on an 20year old computer to 2 TB's of data

Having an good understanding of file sizes will save you time, and give you an edge above others, especially when it comes to data management.

  • Always try to keep your photos save from your camera in their original state:

A mistake a lot of people make is uploading all their photos from their camera to social networking sites such as Myspace or Facebook, the problem with this is the photos are reduced in file physical image size, and not suitable for downloading again back on to your computer for reprinting, the result is grainy small pictures.