Definition - What does Petabyte (PB) mean?
A petabyte (PB) is a unit of digital information storage used to denote the size of data. It is equivalent to 1,024 terabytes or 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.
Techopedia explains Petabyte (PB)
Two interpretations can be made using the two standards:
- Using SI, one petabyte is equivalent to 1,000 terabytes, or 1015 bytes.
- Using traditional binary measurement, one petabyte is equivalent to 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes, that’s 250 bytes, also equivalent to 1 pebibyte (PiB).