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Microsoft Answers Forum

Microsoft Answers Forum

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Published by mathes99994840202
In Microsoft answers forum, the following discussion went on and I've collected some of the important chats by various technos answering there...

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http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistahardware/thread/720108ee-0a9c-4090-b62d-bbd5cb1a7605

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Here is the important points of the discussion..
Topic: Hard Drive weight increasing?


K_McLovin He is the one who asked the following question.
Apologies if this is the incorrect area for this question.

I've noticed that as I copy data/install programs on my Laptop, the weight of the Laptop increases. I have a bad back and am medically limited on the amount of weight I can carry so I need to be very carefull not to inflict injury upon myself.

I have also noticed my XBox feels heavier as well (the more games I save or purchase from arcade). I generally don't travel with my XBox so that is not an issue for me, but note the I am having the same results.

My ask, what is the weight/file ratio? So for example, how many GB's = 6oz? I dread the day I need a dolly to commute to work with my Laptop.


Thanks in advance!
- K
________________________________________

In Microsoft answers forum, the following discussion went on and I've collected some of the important chats by various technos answering there...

Code:
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistahardware/thread/720108ee-0a9c-4090-b62d-bbd5cb1a7605

________________________________________

Here is the important points of the discussion..
Topic: Hard Drive weight increasing?


K_McLovin He is the one who asked the following question.
Apologies if this is the incorrect area for this question.

I've noticed that as I copy data/install programs on my Laptop, the weight of the Laptop increases. I have a bad back and am medically limited on the amount of weight I can carry so I need to be very carefull not to inflict injury upon myself.

I have also noticed my XBox feels heavier as well (the more games I save or purchase from arcade). I generally don't travel with my XBox so that is not an issue for me, but note the I am having the same results.

My ask, what is the weight/file ratio? So for example, how many GB's = 6oz? I dread the day I need a dolly to commute to work with my Laptop.


Thanks in advance!
- K
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In Microsoft answers forum, the following discussion went on and I've collected some of theimportant chats by various technos answering there...
Code:
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistahardware/thread/720108ee-0a9c-4090-b62d-bbd5cb1a7605
Here is the important points of the discussion..
Topic: Hard Drive weight increasing?K_McLovin
 
He is the one who asked the following question.
Apologies if this is the incorrect area for this question.I've noticed that as I copy data/install programs on my Laptop, the weight of the Laptopincreases. I have a bad back and am medically limited on the amount of weight I can carry soI need to be very carefull not to inflict injury upon myself.I have also noticed my XBox feels heavier as well (the more games I save or purchase fromarcade). I generally don't travel with my XBox so that is not an issue for me, but note the Iam having the same results.My ask, what is the weight/file ratio? So for example, how many GB's = 6oz? I dread the day Ineed a dolly to commute to work with my Laptop.Thanks in advance!- K
Here are the various answersdixonticon
If you have very large files, you can compress them and then compress the compressed fileetc. until the files are down to 1 byte. That should make you laptop lighter than when youbought it! I use this trick all the time so that I can save my entire music collection on a 5-1/4"floppy (yeah, I found a use for them
Jr C
This is a rare error when the overwriting mechanism of the memory banks lead to an overflowof data because it cannot add on and thus super-stack, increasing the weight significantly.While normal weight/file ratio is approximately 0.02 oz/GB, in rare cases such as these, it cango as high as somewhere around 6 oz/GB.
 
One solution is going to the system32 folder (C:\WINDOWS\system32) and deleting certainunnecessary files, but too much tampering may cause permanent changes to your computer.
Clan Epsilon
Guys he's serious, his last name is McLovin, you gotta trust that...
ChristophSackl
Actually the weight of your hard drive decreases after formatting it for the first time. On anunformatted hard drive the bits are spread in weird order all over the drive and there's bigchaos. This causes strong magnetic forces and there's a constant push-pull between the bits.This consumes a lot of energy and according to a smart guy called Einstein energy has weight.When formatting the drive for the first time the bits are put in order and also stay in orderwhen writing data to the disk thus the energy decreases and thus the weight actuallydecreases and doesn't increase.P.S. This is fully serious! Read:http://www.wdr.de/tv/wissen-macht-ah/archiv/kuriosah/computer.phtml.Unfortunately the site is in German but I've written themost important part above.
Sergio Rodriguez Garcia
Dear friend:Every Gigabyte counts as 5oz of extra weight for your computer.There has been cases (incomputers with 1Tb of Hard drive and more) of people left eMule activated 3 days and whenthat people returned to the computer,there was a hole in the floor instead.Maybe you should try a compression software (like 7zip for example) which help reducing thedata's weight.Take care of those P2P software that quickly increase your data.Watch out and be careful.Use MS-DOS to drastically reduce data weight.Greetings from Spain!
lanuletta
It depends on the size of the gigabyte, if it's a bigger gigabyte it will weigh more (like anormal bite of your Mcdonalds) ...the bigger the byte the more energy (jiggawatts) it willconsume and therefore weigh more. Using the formula w=g/j (weight = gigabytes/jiggawatts)you will see how much the weight will increase. Avoid .exe files as they are really heavyaccording to Christophé Toffy Brun in his 1908 memoirs...
Visentico Rey
Yes, we have to take that seriously.
 
If we don't delete the programs that we don't use, we can crash our backs, or even... whoknows, transform our planet into a black hole.XD
Elmer Homero
 
The Ultimate comedy of the show 
Esteemed lanuletta:I'm afraid I have to disagree with you on this one. The fact is that the equation to which yourefer (discovered in the XVIIII century, by Lineus Torvaldus) involves gigabytes ANDgiggawatts (as opposed to your "jiggawatts" which have been deprecated). The correct formis>"weight of data equals gigabytes divided by giggawatts"orwD=g/gBasic algebra shows that g/g=1, sowD=1Divide both sides by D...w(D/D) = 1/Dthus eliminating (D/D) it renders.w = 1/DWhich reads: "The weight is the inverse of the Data"This is the formal mathematical proof that the more data you store, the LESS the computerweights.If anything, this person should put his hamburger ON TOP of the laptop, to act as apaperwieght.Elmer Homero
Elmer Homero
//Same manForgot to explain:The fact that the giggawat is spelled with a "g" is because it actually has the same latin root asgigabyte: "gi" and means "the highest one" as in "ginius" (the highest one in IQ).Elmer Homero
Landi
I am glad you brought this up actually.I don't think this is just a technology problem. The other day, I was reading one of those MSpress books (One of the Thick ones) and towards the end of the book (after reading it forabout three hours) I wanted to get up for a glass of water and use the toilet eventually.But, here's when a strange thing happened. As i was about to get up (I usually read in bed)

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