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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
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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
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.