It's about 800 times as much as a Gap, Inc. Customer Database.
In other words, the amount of a Gap, Inc. Customer Database is 0.001 times 0.00000500 zettabytes.(a.k.a. The GAP Companies, a.k.a. Gap) (2012 figures)
The GAP Inc., the corporate parent of GAP store, Old Navy, and Banana Republic, has accumulated over 0.00000000700 zettabytes of data on almost a billion customers. The GAP, Inc remains the largest apparel retailer in the United States and was the largest in the world from the mid-1990s until about 2008.
It's about one-one-thousandth as much as The Internet.
In other words, the amount of The Internet is 1,000 times 0.00000500 zettabytes.(2005 figures) (estimated)
Although the Internet is continuously changing, a 2005 estimate by Google CEO Eric Schmidt was that the total amount of data on the Internet would measure about 0.005 zettabytes. An estimated 1 trillion web pages are published on the Internet, excluding photos, videos, and music content.
It's about 1,500 times as much as Watson.
In other words, the amount of Watson is 0.00077 times 0.00000500 zettabytes.(data store only)
Watson, the IBM supercomputer famous for competing against humans on the televised trivia game show Jeopardy!, utilizes 0.00000000370 zettabytes of variously-structured data to formulate answers. While "thinking", Watson processes about 0.000000000450 zettabytes of data per second.
It's about 35,000 times as much as an iPod.
In other words, 0.00000500 zettabytes is 34,300 times the amount of an iPod, and the amount of an iPod is 0.00002920 times that amount.(a.k.a. Apple iPod) (2010 figures; for iPod classic, sixth generation)
A sixth-generation, iPod classic MP3 player offers a storage capacity of 0.0000000001460 zettabytes. Data is stored in the unit's hard drive, a 5,400 RPM SATA drive, which measures about 30 sq. cm (5 sq. in)
It's about 100,000 times as much as Wikipedia.
In other words, the amount of Wikipedia is 0.00001000 times 0.00000500 zettabytes.(2009 figures) (all languages)
As of 2009, Wikipedia held 0.0000000000480 zettabytes 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 100,000 times as much as a Blu-ray Disc.
In other words, 0.00000500 zettabytes is 110,000 times the amount of a Blu-ray Disc, and the amount of a Blu-ray Disc is 0.00000910 times that amount.(a.k.a. BD) (dual-layer; Blu-ray disc)
A typical Blu-ray disc will hold 0.0000000000450 zettabytes of data. The increase in capacity versus a standard DVD is possible because of the smaller wavelength of blue light — 405 nanometers instead of 650 nanometers for the red laser light used in a DVD.
It's about 1,000,000 times as much as a DVD.
In other words, 0.00000500 zettabytes is 1,200,000 times the amount of a DVD, and the amount of a DVD is 0.000000830 times that amount.(a.k.a. digital video disc) (single-side, single-layer; DVD-5 specification)
A typical capacity digital video disc will hold 0.00000000000430 zettabytes of data. Such disks are 1.2 mm (0.047 in) thick.