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Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post

Bits do not weight a thing (they are just bits of electricity), so nothing gains more weight as more data is stored.
Wrong, electrons do have mass, it is just a very very small value.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron

Lets just put it this way: i saw an article on the net about how much ALL of the data on the internet would weigh (not including any equipment, just the raw electrons needed.) The entire mass of the internet ultimately weighs as much as a slightly oversized strawberry.

To answer OPs question: No.
The longer answer: Actually no. As what Sean has said further up the thread, all of the bits on an SSD are set to 1, which requires a certain amount of electrons to trigger. Writing to the SSD sets specific bits to 0, which in turn need less electrons to perform their function, which in turn reduces the drives weight. The amount lost is so infinitesimal that if i took a 2TB SSD and zeroed it, the amount of mass lost would barely be equivalent to a single particle of smoke from a cigarette, if that.

In otherwords, it does not affect you whatsoever (unless you are somehow living on the surface of a neutron star. THAT would be one place where such things would reach a measurable value, provided they dont instantly get crushed into neutrons first)
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Wrong, electrons do have mass, it is just a very very small value.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron
Lets just put it this way: i saw an article on the net about how much ALL of the data on the internet would weigh (not including any equipment, just the raw electrons needed.) The entire mass of the internet ultimately weighs as much as a slightly oversized strawberry.
To answer OPs question: No.
The longer answer: Actually no. As what Sean has said further up the thread, all of the bits on an SSD are set to 1, which requires a certain amount of electrons to trigger. Writing to the SSD sets specific bits to 0, which in turn need less electrons to perform their function, which in turn reduces the drives weight. The amount lost is so infinitesimal that if i took a 2TB SSD and zeroed it, the amount of mass lost would barely be equivalent to a single particle of smoke from a cigarette, if that.
In otherwords, it does not affect you whatsoever (unless you are somehow living on the surface of a neutron star. THAT would be one place where such things would reach a measurable value, provided they dont instantly get crushed into neutrons first)

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successful troll is successful.

On an unrelated note, I heard that you gain weight as you learn and remember new things.
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Lets just put it this way: i saw an article on the net about how much ALL of the data on the internet would weigh (not including any equipment, just the raw electrons needed.) The entire mass of the internet ultimately weighs as much as a slightly oversized strawberry

Wow... just imagine if we had the technology to store it on a device that small
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u guys do know that a electron weights so little that it would take up to the size of the moon before it would reach any grams, and electrons cannot be predicted since they never move an predicted path neither does they hafto have time, photons doesnt have time, einstein did believe it could be predicted but it wasnt. and even if u did manage to find its weight it might not have the same weight at all times since the time isnt absolute and if u take an different time u get different mass, relativity theory, mass divided by gravity equals time, so goes time divided by gravity equals matter. this is facts today being used
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successful troll is successful.
On an unrelated note, I heard that you gain weight as you learn and remember new things.

Let us debate your statement for an hour so people can laugh about it when copied to another forum or joke site.
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u guys do know that a electron weights so little that it would take up to the size of the moon before it would reach any grams

That is totally bogus.

Subatomic particles are massively heavy for their size. Macroscopic(big) objects are in fact very light because so much empty space exists inside and between atoms.
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You do not have anything in your tool box to make the measurment with and the bathroom scale is not going to cut it.Look back about 2 months and you will find about 100 or so funny answers to this question (yes it has been asked before).
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Originally Posted by erunion View Post

That is totally bogus.
Subatomic particles are massively heavy for their size. Macroscopic(big) objects are in fact very light because so much empty space exists inside and between atoms.
u should try study it few more years i do believe, but they do have alot of air between atoms but electrons are packed
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