It's about one-forty-fifth as much as All Spoken Words in Human History (recorded)
In other words, 980 exabytes is 0.02 times the amount of All Spoken Words in Human History (recorded), and the amount of All Spoken Words in Human History (recorded) is 43 times that amount.(2003 figures) (assumes 16 Khz, 16-bit mono recording)
Criticizing a 2002 estimate of 5 exabytes, linguist and University of Pennsylvania professor Mark Liberman asserted that it would actually require 43,000 exabytes to house a recording of all speech in human history, even at a relatively low level of quality. For the purposes of his calculations, Liberman estimated the total duration of such a project to include 416,390,367 years of continuous audio.
It's about 200 times as much as The Internet
In other words, 980 exabytes is 200 times the amount of The Internet, and the amount of The Internet is 0.01 times that amount.(2005 figures) (estimated)
Although the Internet is continuously changing, a 2005 estimate by Google CEO Eric Schmidt was that the total amount of data on the Internet would measure about 5 exabytes. An estimated 1 trillion web pages are published on the Internet, excluding photos, videos, and music content.
It's about 20,000 times as much as Mozy
In other words, 980 exabytes is 20,000 times the amount of Mozy, and the amount of Mozy is 0.000050 times that amount.(2009 figures) (total file storage)
Mozy, the online data backup service, stores about 0.05 exabytes of data backed up its users. Founded in 2005, Mozy's customer base has grown to 1 million personal and 60,000 business subscribers in just 5 years.
It's about 20,000 times as much as The Books in the Library of Congress
In other words, 980 exabytes is 20,000 times the amount of The Books in the Library of Congress, and the amount of The Books in the Library of Congress is 0.000050 times that amount.(2009 figures) (digitized entire collection)
The total collection of books, photographs, and other media housed by the United States Library of Congress would occupy about 0.07 exabytes if fully digitized. The collection contains a total of 142,544,498 items as of 2009.
It's about 200,000 times as much as The Letters Delivered by the US Postal Service in 2010
In other words, 980 exabytes is 200,000 times the amount of The Letters Delivered by the US Postal Service in 2010, and the amount of The Letters Delivered by the US Postal Service in 2010 is 0.0000050 times that amount.(2010 figures)
All letters delivered by the United States Postal Service in 2010 will equate to 0.005 exabytes of data if stored digitally. In delivering the mail, the Postal Service fleet travels a total of 1.25 billion miles annually.
It's about 300,000 times as much as Netflix's Watch Instantly catalog
In other words, 980 exabytes is 320,000 times the amount of Netflix's Watch Instantly catalog, and the amount of Netflix's Watch Instantly catalog is 0.00000313 times that amount.(May, 2013 figures)
The uncompressed source copies of all the movies available for instant viewing on Netflix total 0.00307 exabytes. According to estimates, videos streamed from Netflix account for about 29% of all Internet traffic
It's about 400,000 times as much as a Human Brain
In other words, 980 exabytes is 400,000 times the amount of a Human Brain, and the amount of a Human Brain is 0.0000025 times that amount.According to Northwestern University psychology professor Paul Reber, the capacity of the human brain is a theoretical 0.0024 exabytes. Each lobe of the brain consists of folded neural tissue with a total area, if unfolded, of about 0.24 sq. m.