Monday, October 1, 2007

How much space do programs take on the hard disk?

This post will track how much space on average each program/channel takes. This will be given as a percentage of hard disk space occupied and calculated after deleting the program. These are rounded numbers and are intended as a ballpark estimate. They are not a scientific precision calculation :-)

  • This post will get updated with new and improved measurements over time! The channels are listed alphabetically to make it easier for you to find your favorites.

    SD programming
  • 1 hour of BBC America: about 1%
  • 90 mins of Comedy Central: 1%
  • 1 hour of Fox: 1%
  • 1 hour of HBO: 1%
  • 1 hour of PBS: 1%
  • 1 hour of SciFi Channel: 1%
  • 1 hour of TBS shows (not live games): about 1%
  • 1 hour of TMC: about 1%
  • 2 hrs of VH1 Classic: 2% (1% per hour)


    HD programming
  • 30min London Live (MojoHD): 3%
  • 30 min concert on MTV-HD (MHD): 3%
  • 1 hour of Heroes (NBC-HD): 6%
  • 1 hour (tv series) on Universal HD: 3%

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