How Many Movies Can 1TB Hold?

How Many Movies Can 1 TB Hold?

Want to know how many movies can fit on 1 Terabyte of storage space? Off the top of your head, I am pretty sure you know that it is a lot. It is and to help you out, we have a little chart that will highlight the drives storage capacity for the different movie types.

How Many Movies can 1TB Hold?

If you got a 1TB hard drive or looking to buy one, you already know that it is a ton of storage space. This is definitely a good drive to have and the amount of movies it can hold is perfect if you are someone who has a large or growing movie collection.

All the information below is based on real world averages. Please be aware that the 1 Terabyte drive can hold more or less, it really depends on many different factors.
Movie Sizes used:

  • SD Movie from iTunes = 1.5GB (Average Size)
  • 720p Movie from iTunes = 4GB (Average Size)
  • 1080p Movie from iTunes = 5GB (Average Size)
  • DVD Rip (Pirated) = 700MB (Average Size)*
  • Blue Ray Rip 720p (Pirated) = 1GB (Average Size)*
  • Blue Ray Rip 1080p (Pirated) = 3.5GB (Average Size)*
Movie Type Movie Size 1 TB
SD Movie from iTunes 1.5 GB 666
720p Movie from iTunes 4 GB 250
1080p Movie from iTunes 5 GB 200
DVD Rip (Pirated) 700 MB 1428
Blue Ray Rip 720p (Pirated) 1 GB 1000
Blue Ray Rip 1080p (Pirated) 3.5 GB 286

As you can see, 1 TB will hold hundreds or thousands of movies, it really depends on the quality and type of movies that you are planning on saving to it.

Whichever way you look at it, the 1 TB drive will deliver and you definitely can’t go wrong with, unless you plan to fill it up pretty quickly, in that case look at the storage capacity of the 2 TB drive.

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