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How much storage do you carry on your person?

I just recently started toting a 20 GB 2.5" external hard drive around in addition to everything else I carry daily. It made me wonder what all the devices and gizmos on my person (not counting laptops) add up to in terms of storage. So let's see:

20 GB HD.
60 GB iPod.
2 GB Xacti
256 MB Treo

Total: 82.256 GB. Nifty! How about you?

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Gig Index

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What do we call this number? I vote for "Gig Index".

512 MB in an SD card in my smartphone
128 MB onboard the phone
128 MB flash drive
256 MB flash drive
512 MB flash drive

Then there is:

60 GB IoGear USB hard drive
80 GB hard drive in my laptop

So then, 141.5 is my normal daily GIG Index.

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Small Change

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10gb iPod, with 4gb of podcast Only on it
3 512mb thumb drive,
128mb card on my camera

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you must have saggy pockets, or, dare i say it, a belly bag!

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hehehe

1.2GB on the phone
15GB on the ipod
256mb on the keychain
=
total 16.5

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RE: Gig Index

In reply to: you must have saggy pockets, or, dare i say it, a belly bag!

I was counting my laptop bag, which is a bit overloaded. But sometimes it's 'on my person' when I am physically carrying it (and not dragging it on its wheels).

Down with belly bags. Or, sometimes called a** purses.

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2.5 Gig

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Two gig Nano and a 1/2 gig thumb drive.

I remember when it was so cool to carry a 1.4 K floppy in your dress shirt pocket (right next to the 7" wide necktie).

My floppy had a lable with two hand-drawn sneakers on it.

(do you-all know why the sneakers?)

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3.5 gig

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I forgot the 1 gig SD card in my 7 megapixel camera.

Wow, a whole gig of memory on something smaller than a large postage stamp.

Sheesh.

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Why why?

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You have me hanging on a thread here! Why the sneakers?

For me: 60 gig iPod
128 mb phone
1 gig flash drive
512 SD card in camera

running total: approx. 61 1/2 gigabytes!

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Sneaker-net is the term....

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Before wireless became popular, before everyone had a router in their home, before thumb drives.....

You had people carrying around floppy disks in order to move data from one PC to another. That means the "transport layer" of all this data moving back and forth was the sneakers on the feet of the people carrying the disks in their pocket. So, it was called the "sneakernet".

So the disk I had dedicated to carrying in my shirt pocket had sneakers drawn on them.

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1.12 GB

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I carry 1GB inside my Supercard DS
And a measly 128MB in an old USB flash drive

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(NT) (NT) Why do you need to carry a HD every day?

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1GB to 5GB to 65GB

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I always have my 1 GB USB drive in my pocket. If I'm carrying my Nano (more often than not), that's another 4GB but I only use it for music and podcasts, not file transfer. Finally, If I have my backpack (normally if I'm going to work) I will have my 60GB 2.5" hard drive in a USB 2.0 enclosure (I use this mostly for transfering .ISO files around ;-])

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How much storage do you carry on your person

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30 gig Ipod
512 jump drive

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5-61 gigs.

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1gb razr v3i dolce&gabbana
+
4gb black ipod nano
or
+
60 gb ipod with video, white

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a few items...

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in the office, I've got a basic 128Mg USB flash drive.

Personal stuff: a 512Mb and 1Gb USB flash drives. And a 30 Gb iPod if I need it to be a storage device. When I'm traveling, I've got the iPod as well as one or both USB flash drives (just in case).

--Shalin

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My weight in GB's...

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I carry around:
1) 30 GB iPod video
2) 256 MB flash drive

Therefore, I weigh 30.256 GB's (not including my laptop). I have a 1 GB SD card in my camera, but I don't carry that around daily.

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(NT) (NT) 2GB USB stick when in Uni

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OMG I'm disgusted.

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120 gig laptop drive.
80 Gig backup optical bay drive
2 gig thumbdrive
1 gig thumbdrive
34 KB thumbdrive
700 something CDRW (does that count)
30 Gig Dell DJ

close to 234 gigs (dont check my math)

I'm disgusted.

Scoolio

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I Feel Tiny...

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I had an Iriver H320 and 1gb USB

20+1=21

however I lost the USB, and now I don't have my Iriver stole it threatening me with a gun,well all I can say is IM ALIVE!!!

now I have dell axim x51v, wich is 190 MB (more or less) + my fathers 128MB SD = 318 MB

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gunpoint?!

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That is unbelievably frightening. Good job you did the sensible thing, I too would have done so but it would have shaken me and I would be in shock.

Udayan.

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~391gb

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350gb HD
40gb Spirit MP3 player
64mb Axium (also 1gb SD card)
1.256gb istick flash

Brandon the archaeologist

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160.25 GB, I fear large magnets...

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256 MB Thumb drive on my key chain
60 GB Ipod plugged into my head
100 GB 2.5 HD occasionally in my bag

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