How Many Movies Can 256GB Hold?

Maybe you are just curious or maybe you have a 256GB MicroSD/SD Card, but whatever it is, I am pretty sure you want to know how many movies can fit on 256GB!

Well, I got the answer. If you keep on reading,  I will highlight the varying movies sizes and how they all fit in 256GB of storage space. Aside from that, I will also look at some information that you will find to be pretty interesting.

How Many Movies can 256GB Hold?

256GB seems to be the average size for not only memory cards, but also hard drives. With regards to the storage of movies, 256GB can hold a good amount of movies and it is a good storage option to have if you are planning on saving your movie collection.

The information below should give you insight into the storage capacity of 256GB as it relates to movies, but please be aware that the numbers used are based on average movie sizes. 256GB could hold a lot more or less movies, this will depend on a variety of 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 16 GB
SD Movie from iTunes 1.5 GB 170
720p Movie from iTunes 4 GB 62
1080p Movie from iTunes 5 GB 50
DVD Rip (Pirated) 700 MB 340
Blue Ray Rip 720p (Pirated) 1 GB 250
Blue Ray Rip 1080p (Pirated) 3.5 GB 71


250GB is a good amount of storage as you can see from the table above and if you have a big movie collection, this is definitely a good option to consider.

If you want to take your movie collection with you on the go, you have storage options such as a 256GB SD Card or 256GB MicroSD card.

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