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How many CD's on an 80Gb drive?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by paiger, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. paiger

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    I have the following redundant equipment. Mini-ITX case with PSU, Seagate 80Gb HDD, DVD/CD Drive, Creative Live 1024 sound card.

    I'm thinking all I need is one of those fanless EPIA 500 motherboards and I could build a little music server. I need a system for my office and already have a reasonable stereo amp and speakers. If I built a little PC I could get a mouse/keyboard switch and run it on one of my monitors.

    Whats the best way to store music on it, I'll have XP Pro? Should I just use Media Player and ho many CD's am I likely to get on the HDD?
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    Stored in uncompressed PCM or compressed MP3? What bitrate of MP3's? (128/160/190)

    A average MP3 track is between 5-10MB each, depending on quality.
     
  3. Branxx

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    In lossless compression 1 CD would take approx 300MB. An 80GB disk is after formating only 75GB => approx 250 CD without any loss of quality.
     
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    Rule of thumb:

    Uncompressed CD quality audio 10mb per minute.

    Near-CD quality MP3 around 1 mb per minute.
     

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