Embroidery designs are pretty small in terms of file size. A quick scan of the embroidery designs on my computer reveals that the average size is around 100 kilobytes, or 100 “KB”. To estimate how many designs will fit on a USB stick or camera card, all we have to do is divide the storage capacity by our average file size.
These days, it’s hard to find a USB stick or camera card that is less than 4 gigabytes, or 4 “GB”. A gigabyte is 1000 megabytes (MB), and there are 1000 kilobytes in a megabyte.
- 10 average size embroidery designs fit in 1000 KB
- 100 average size embroidery designs fit in 1 MB
- 100,000 average size embroidery designs fit in 1 GB
As you can see, with a 4 GB USB stick or camera card, you could probably put every embroidery design known to man on it. Here’s the problem; Embroidery machines don’t like to read storage devices that are that big. Chances are, you would get an error or crash the machine if you tried.
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