How Many Pictures Can 2 TB Hold? And How Much Video?

A terabyte is a measure of data storage capacity. One terabyte is a massive amount of data storage: it is equivalent to 1,000 gigabytes or 1 million megabytes.

How much can you fit on 2 TB?

A 2 terabyte drive is good for storing roughly 600,000 photos, 80 days of video, 1,000 HD movies, or 34,000 hours of MP3s(audio). Some manufacturers claim that 2 TB is enough to store 70 hours of 4K video!

These are just estimates, and the numbers will vary depending on the file size and format of the photos, videos, and other files you’re storing.

But as you can see, a 2 TB drive or memory card offers a tremendous amount of storage space for all sorts of digital media.

Delkin Devices 2TB Power CFexpress Type B Memory Card (DCFX1-2TB)

How many photos can you fit on 2 TB depending on file size

We reached the 600,000 calculation above for how many photos by assuming an average photo size of around 3.3 megabytes.

But if your photos are smaller, you’ll be able to fit more photos on 2 TB. If your photos are larger, you’ll fit fewer.

Specifically:

– If your photos are 2 MB each, you can fit 1 million photos on 2 TB.

– If your photos are 5 MB each, you can fit 400,000 photos on 2 TB.

– If your photos are 10 MB each, you can fit 200,000 photos on 2 TB.

Even if you have a very large photo album, a 2 TB hard drive is more space than you’ll need!

How many videos can you fit on 2 TB depending on file size

We reached the 80 day calculation above by assuming an average video size of around 2.5 GB. But if your videos are smaller, you’ll be able to fit more videos on 2 TB. If your videos are larger, you’ll fit fewer.

Specifically:

– If your videos are 2.5 GB for each hour, you can fit 80 hours of video on 2 TB.

– If your videos are 1.25 GB for each hour, you can fit 160 hours of video on 2 TB.

– If your videos are 625 MB for each hour, you can fit 320 hours of video on 2 TB.

– If your videos are around 300 MB for each hour, you can fit 640 hours of video on 2 TB.

How many high definition movies can you fit?

A typical high definition movie is around 5 GB. This means you can fit 200 movies on 2 TB.

2 Terabytes is a lot of space: it is in point of fact 2 million megabytes, and that gives you a very large photo album indeed! A typical 2 TB storage can hold up to 500,000 pictures!

How many photos can 2 TB hold in different megapixel resolutions

Note: the calculations below use JPG 100% 24bit/pixel compression

MegapixelsAverage MegabytesPhotographs in 2 TB
412,000,000
61.51,333,333
81.71,176,470
1021,000,000
122.5800,000
143666,666
163.3606,060
183.7540,540

So as you can see from the table, there’s a lot of storage and that means a lot of photographs that you can take, store and keep forever.

But it’s not just as simple as all that because these are only average numbers and the actual file size will vary depending on the colors and amount of detail in the photograph.

But staying in the realms of average and the realms of reasonable expectations the table above shows what you can expect.

How much video can 2 TB hold?

Video sizes vary greatly and will depend on the colors and encoding your camera uses.

Let’s take a quick look at the statistics for videos.

Video sizeMegabytesMinutes of video in 2TB
720p x 1 minute2567,800
1080p x 1 minute4034,962
2k x 1 minute4304,651
4k x 1 minute20001,000

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How long would it take to fill a 2TB drive?

Now that you know how much data 2 TB can hold, you may be wondering how long it will take to fill up a drive of this size. That depends on your usage habits, of course, but here are some rough estimates:

If you take 100 photos per day, it would take approximately 6 years to fill a 2 TB drive

If you recorded 2 hours of video per day, it would take approximately 1 year to fill a 2 TB drive

If you downloaded 8 hours of music per day, it would take approximately 4 years to fill a 2 TB drive.

Conclusion

2tb of storage is a LOT of storage: it’s an insane amount and most average users will never need quite so much.

The next time you’re at a geek party and someone asks how many photos or how many pictures you can fit on 2 TB, you’ll know the answer!

And you’ll also know that a 2 TB drive can store a lot of video, music, and other digital media.

FAQ

How many GB is 1 TB?

One terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes.

How many MB is 1 GB?

One gigabyte is 1,000 megabytes.

Is 2TB enough for a backup drive?

Yes! 2TB is enough for a backup drive. In fact, you could fit multiple backups of your data and documents on a 2 TB drive, even if you have large files.

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