# If a hard drive’s storage was relative to land, how many acres would it be?

If a hard drive’s storage was relative to land, how many acres would it be? – Its a tricky question isn’t it, and perhaps not a very interesting one. But if you remember a post about a concrete USB drive with a capacity relative to its weight, it all of a sudden doesn’t seem too diluted.

If you think of your external hard drive as a planet, then you can kind of find out a relative answer. Let’s take for example a 1TB external hard drive. If you counted 1MB as an acre of land, then a 1TB external hard drive would have a total acre count of 1,000,000. (1,000,000 MB’s per TB). Although that sounds a lot, it is minuscule compared to piles of earth 36794240000 acres of land.

So here’s a more interesting question: If Earth was an external hard drive, and its number of acres determined the amount of storage on it, with each acre counting as an MB, then how many terabytes would it be? The answer? Earth would be an amazingly huge 35,089.7216796875 terabytes in size, or if you prefer gigabytes, a perhaps more understandable staggeringly huge number of 35,931,875 GB.

Call us crazy, but how big do you reckon an external hard drive of this capacity would actually be? We think it would probably be bigger than your house, car, and dog combined triple fold.