What size flash drive do I need for 1000 pictures?
The number of photos or songs that fits on a USB flash drive varies widely because of the type of media you use and the size and quality of each file. Iif each of your photos is 6 megapixels in size, you can fit 1,000 on a 2GB drive, 8,000 on a 16GB drive and 128,000 on a 256GB drive.
64GB+ A 64 GB USB flash drive can hold an incredible amount of information. At this storage capacity, you can safely store millions of documents, thousands of hours of music, or up to 25,000 photos.
- Most movies are anywhere from 1 to 2 GB each (when 720p), with a few of the longer movies such as The Lord of the Rings reaching 2.75 GB. If you assume an average of 1.5 GB per movie, you should be able to fit 83 movies.
- A. Most non-professional users will be fine with 250 to 320GBs of storage. For example, 250GB can hold more than 30,000 average size photos or songs. If you're planning on storing movies, then you definitely want to upgrade to at least 500GB, maybe even 1TB. Granted, this is all for conventional hard drives.
- Or if your camera can do higher res pics, say at 16 Mpx, then the size of each picture at the high res setting may be between 6-8 MB per picture. At 8 MB per picture, a 8GB memory disk will 'only' hold 1,000 pictures.
Updated: 2nd October 2019