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?”

To put it in perspective, we’ve made a poster for you.

(Note: These are just estimates as data sizes may vary according to the file quality and type.)

How much does 1 TB hold?

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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  • Apollonia

    What a great resource! Thank you so much for “spelling it out” this way. It’s exactly what I needed. I can’t believe more people having found this useful. Thanks again!

  • SSgt Monoxide

    Thank you very much for this info

  • Eoin

    It depends of the quality of the picture or music