Loop Recorder - Sound Recording Software for Windows

Tutorials: Harddisk usage of recorded audio files Sunday, May 28, 2017

This chart displays the disk usage of recorded audio files of different recording durations and recording formats or bitrates. Values in green are smaller than the capacity of a DVD-R (4.38 GB). The common bitrate to store music is 128 kbit/s (kilobits per second or thousand bits per second).

Chart: Harddisk usage

Duration / Bitrate /
Harddisk Usage
WAV 44100 Hz, stereo MP3 / WMA / OGG / MP2
1410 kbit/s 256 kbit/s 128 kbit/s 64 kbit/s 32 kbit/s 28 kbit/s 24 kbit/s 16 kbit/s
1 min10.1 MB1.8 MB0.9 MB0.5 MB0.2 MB0.2 MB0.2 MB0.1 MB
5 mins50.4 MB9.2 MB4.6 MB2.3 MB1.1 MB1.0 MB0.9 MB0.6 MB
10 mins100.9 MB18.3 MB9.2 MB4.6 MB2.3 MB2.0 MB1.7 MB1.1 MB
30 mins302.6 MB54.9 MB27.5 MB13.7 MB6.9 MB6.0 MB5.1 MB3.4 MB
1 hour605.1 MB109.9 MB54.9 MB27.5 MB13.7 MB12.0 MB10.3 MB6.9 MB
6 hours3.5 GB659.2 MB329.6 MB164.8 MB82.4 MB72.1 MB61.8 MB41.2 MB
12 hours7.1 GB1.3 GB659.2 MB329.6 MB164.8 MB144.2 MB123.6 MB82.4 MB
18 hours10.6 GB1.9 GB1.0 GB494.4 MB247.2 MB216.3 MB185.4 MB123.6 MB
1 day14.2 GB2.6 GB1.3 GB659.2 MB329.6 MB288.4 MB247.2 MB164.8 MB
2 days28.4 GB5.1 GB2.6 GB1.3 GB659.2 MB576.8 MB494.4 MB329.6 MB
3 days42.5 GB7.7 GB3.9 GB1.9 GB1.0 GB865.2 MB741.6 MB494.4 MB
1 week99.3 GB18.0 GB9.0 GB4.5 GB2.3 GB2.0 GB1.7 GB1.1 GB
2 weeks198.6 GB36.0 GB18.0 GB9.0 GB4.5 GB3.9 GB3.4 GB2.3 GB
3 weeks297.8 GB54.1 GB27.0 GB13.5 GB6.8 GB5.9 GB5.1 GB3.4 GB
1 month425.5 GB77.2 GB38.6 GB19.3 GB9.7 GB8.4 GB7.2 GB4.8 GB
6 weeks595.7 GB108.1 GB54.1 GB27.0 GB13.5 GB11.8 GB10.1 GB6.8 GB
2 months850.9 GB154.5 GB77.2 GB38.6 GB19.3 GB16.9 GB14.5 GB9.7 GB
3 months1,276.4 GB231.7 GB115.9 GB57.9 GB29.0 GB25.3 GB21.7 GB14.5 GB
4 months1,701.9 GB309.0 GB154.5 GB77.2 GB38.6 GB33.8 GB29.0 GB19.3 GB
5 months2,127.3 GB386.2 GB193.1 GB96.6 GB48.3 GB42.2 GB36.2 GB24.1 GB
6 months2,552.8 GB463.5 GB231.7 GB115.9 GB57.9 GB50.7 GB43.5 GB29.0 GB
7 months2,978.3 GB540.7 GB270.4 GB135.2 GB67.6 GB59.1 GB50.7 GB33.8 GB
8 months3,403.7 GB618.0 GB309.0 GB154.5 GB77.2 GB67.6 GB57.9 GB38.6 GB
9 months3,829.2 GB695.2 GB347.6 GB173.8 GB86.9 GB76.0 GB65.2 GB43.5 GB
1 year5,176.5 GB939.8 GB469.9 GB235.0 GB117.5 GB102.8 GB88.1 GB58.7 GB

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