How Many Photos Can 2TB Hold?

How Many Pictures Does 2TB Hold?How many photos can 2TB hold? I could easily answer and say a damn lot! 🙂 But you probably already know that.

2TB does hold an insane amount of pictures and I am going to give you a pretty quick overview into how much photographs it can actually hold.

How Many Pics Can Fit on 2TB?

In the table below, you will get your answer. All the information presented is based off real-world data. The amount of photos that 2TB will hold will depend on a variety of factors such as the size of the photos, the mega-pixel of the camera etc.

Just use this as a guide to get an idea of the storage capacity.

Estimates used:
1 MP = 1,000,000 pixels
1MB = 1,000,000 bytes, 1GB = 1,000MB
JPEG 100% Quality = Visually lossless JPEG compression with 1:10 ratio of RAW image

Photos – Compressed (JPEG 100% quality) Images per card. (info by Sandisk)

Megapixels File size (MB) 2TB
4MP 1.2 1,464,832
5MP 1.5 1,171,840
6MP 1.8 976,512
7MP 2.1 836,992
8MP 2.4 732,416
10MP 3.0 585,920
12MP 3.6 488,256
14MP 4.2 418,496
16MP 4.8 366,208
22MP 6.6 266,304

If you are shooting RAW, then the photos will obviously use more space than the regularly compressed JPG’s. You can expect 2 Terabyte to hold significantly hold less photos.

Photos – Uncompressed RAW (24 bits per pixel) Images per card

Megapixels File size (MB) 2TB
4MP 12.0 146,432
5MP 15.0 117,184
6MP 18.0 97,600
7MP 21.0 83,648
8MP 24.0 73,216
10MP 30.0 58,560
12MP 36.0 48,768
14MP 42.0 41,792
16MP 48.0 36,608
22MP 66.0 26,624

As I stated, 2TB holds a ridiculous amount of photos. If you are looking for a hard drive or other storage option, then hopefully this guide gives you insight into how much pictures it can hold.

Just repeating what I had said above, just use this as a guide and not take it as gospel. 2 Terabyte could possibly hold a lot more or less pictures, it really depends on so many different factors.

If you want to look at other storage sizes, I have guides on 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 GB, 1TB & 2 TB.

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