Digital Media Storage

The table below shows how much video and audio media fits on a USB drive of a given size. These figures are only estimates. We strongly encourage you to allow 25% extra for overhead.

AUDIO MEDIA


MP3
wave (44.1 Khz)
16 GB
100 hrs.
11 hrs.
32 GB
200 hrs.
22 hrs.
64 GB
400 hrs.
44 hrs.
128 GB
800 hrs.
88 hrs.
1 TB
11,600 hrs.
714 hrs.
2 TB
23,200 hrs.
1,428 hrs.

VIDEO MEDIA


MPEG 4
DV
ProRes (SD)
uncomp. (SD)
16 GB
10 hrs.
1 hr.
25 min.
12 min.
32 GB
20 hrs.
2 hrs.
50 min.
24 min.
64 GB
40 hrs.
4 hrs.
1.5 hrs.
48 min.
128 GB
80 hrs.
8 hrs.
3 hrs.
1.5 hrs.
1 TB
700 hrs.
70 hrs
30 hrs.
15 hrs.
2 TB
1,400 hrs.
140 hrs
60 hrs.
30 hrs.

USB DRIVES PRICES


  • 16 GB thumb drive $20
  • 32 GB thumb drive $40
  • 64 GB thumb drive $70
  • 128 GB thumb drive $100
  • 1 TB USB external hard drive $100
  • 2 TB USB external hard drive $160