How much can a 1 TB external hard drive hold?

Here is a common question from our customers, “How much does a 1 TB* external hard drive hold?”

That’s a good question. The answer is, a lot!

To put it in perspective, we’ve created a table to show how much you can store. (Note these are just estimates as data sizes may vary)

MusicNumber of photosDigital videosDVD Movies
320GB5400 hours100,00013 days/ 320 hours161 hours
500GB8500 hours155,00020 days/ 500 hours250 hours
750GB13,100 hours240,00030 days/ 770 hours384 hours
1TB17,000 hours310,00040 days/ 1000 hours500 hours
2TB34,000 hours620,00080 days/ 2000 hours1000 hours

The table above is a reference for both external and internal hard drives.

*1 TB (Terabyte) = 1000 GB (Gigabytes), 1 Million MB (Megabytes) or 1000 Million KB (Kilobytes)


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