Bitsavers size

Rich Alderson RichA at
Thu Apr 20 13:02:06 CDT 2017

From: Shoppa, Tim
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:49 AM

> Ben asks:

>> Just how big is the server?

>> As a wish list, I've always wanted that as a offline set of DVD's for the
>> common stuff.

> The bitsavers archive is 267 Gbytes.

> So at 4.7G per DVD, it comes out to almost 60 DVD's.

> I remember a PDQ Bach radio quiz show where the prize was The Wagner Ring
> Cycle on convenient 45 RPM records.

I would suggest using Blue-Ray media, at 25GB or 50GB per disk.  We're then
down to 6 or 11 platters.


Rich Alderson
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