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How much is 271 bytes?

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It's about three times as much as a Magnetic Stripe Card.
In other words, the amount of a Magnetic Stripe Card is 0.3 times 271 bytes.
(maximum capacity; per ISO 7811 specification)
It's about one-tenth as much as a Page of Text.
In other words, 271 bytes is 0.11 times the amount of a Page of Text, and the amount of a Page of Text is 9.1 times that amount.
(50 lines, 50 characters per line, ASCII encoding)
It's about one-five-thousand-five-hundredth as much as a Floppy Disk (3½-in).
In other words, 271 bytes is 0.000183784 times the amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in), and the amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in) is 5,441.17 times that amount.
(high density, IBM PC format)
It's about one-six-thousandth as much as a Digital Photo.
In other words, 271 bytes is 0.00017 times the amount of a Digital Photo, and the amount of a Digital Photo is 5,900 times that amount.
(5.3 megapixels, JPEG compression, 100% quality, 24 bits/pixel)
It's about one-ten-thousandth as much as a MP3 Song.
In other words, the amount of a MP3 Song is 10,000 times 271 bytes.
(a.k.a. MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, a.k.a. MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3) (128 Kbps, "near-CD-quality"; 3 minutes duration; average)
It's about one-twenty-thousandth as much as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
In other words, the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is 20,000 times 271 bytes.
(ASCII, plain text)
It's about 0.0000004 times as much as a Compact Disc.
In other words, 271 bytes is 0.0000003505 times the amount of a Compact Disc, and the amount of a Compact Disc is 2,853,000 times that amount.
(80-minute, 360,000 sector disc; "Red Book" specifications)
A typical, 80-minute capacity compact disc, commonly known as a 734,000,000 bytes disc will actually hold 773,100,000 bytes of data. Such disks are 1.2 mm (0.047 in) thick.