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How much storage do you carry on your person?

by christianboy65 / September 7, 2006 9:33 PM PDT

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
by tony10r10 / September 8, 2006 12:02 AM PDT

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
by Oakraidr / September 18, 2006 1:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Gig Index

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!
by robstak / September 8, 2006 12:18 AM PDT

hehehe

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

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RE: Gig Index
by tony10r10 / September 17, 2006 9:07 PM PDT

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
by cardsbb9 / September 8, 2006 2:45 AM PDT

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
by cardsbb9 / September 8, 2006 2:49 AM PDT
In reply to: 2.5 Gig

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?
by stgoaljs-2135165178860614 / September 8, 2006 7:42 PM PDT
In reply to: 2.5 Gig

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....
by cardsbb9 / September 8, 2006 9:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Why why?

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
by ecribbin / September 8, 2006 2:57 AM PDT

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?
by dominiej / September 8, 2006 6:00 AM PDT
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1GB to 5GB to 65GB
by Dhalgren / September 8, 2006 6:53 AM PDT

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
by kahoutek / September 8, 2006 7:07 AM PDT

30 gig Ipod
512 jump drive

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5-61 gigs.
by ronald2010 / September 8, 2006 7:30 AM PDT

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

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a few items...
by shawnlin / September 8, 2006 7:37 AM PDT

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...
by doughboy_10466 / September 8, 2006 3:20 PM PDT

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
by djcoty / September 8, 2006 9:02 PM PDT
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OMG I'm disgusted.
by scoolio / September 16, 2006 1:51 PM PDT

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...
by Colombianphysic / September 17, 2006 7:44 AM PDT

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?!
by udayan71 / September 17, 2006 8:14 AM PDT
In reply to: I Feel Tiny...

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
by borisgodanov / September 17, 2006 3:04 PM PDT

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...
by RTourn / September 18, 2006 5:05 AM PDT

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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