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How much is 217 gigabytes?

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It's about one-and-one-third times as much as an iPod.
In other words, the amount of an iPod is 0.741 times 217 gigabytes.
(a.k.a. Apple iPod) (2010 figures; for iPod classic, sixth generation)
It's about four times as much as Wikipedia.
In other words, 217 gigabytes is 4.1 times the amount of Wikipedia, and the amount of Wikipedia is 0.24 times that amount.
(2009 figures) (all languages)
As of 2009, Wikipedia held 53 gigabytes (gB) of publicly written and edited encyclopedia articles on 14.5 million subjects as well as associated commentary and discussion. Wikipedia is among the ten most popular websites on the Internet and the only non-profit entity in that group.
It's about four-and-a-half times as much as a Blu-ray Disc.
In other words, the amount of a Blu-ray Disc is 0.23 times 217 gigabytes.
(a.k.a. BD) (dual-layer; Blu-ray disc)
It's about one-twentieth as much as Watson.
In other words, the amount of Watson is 19 times 217 gigabytes.
(data store only)
It's about one-thirty-fifth as much as a Gap, Inc. Customer Database.
In other words, the amount of a Gap, Inc. Customer Database is 30 times 217 gigabytes.
(a.k.a. The GAP Companies, a.k.a. Gap) (2012 figures)
It's about 45 times as much as a DVD.
In other words, the amount of a DVD is 0.022 times 217 gigabytes.
(a.k.a. digital video disc) (single-side, single-layer; DVD-5 specification)
It's about 50 times as much as an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes).
In other words, 217 gigabytes is 51.4 times the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes), and the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes) is 0.0195 times that amount.
(a.k.a. High Definition television, a.k.a. HD) (digital signal, QAM-256; 30 minutes)