[WEBINAR] Application Acceleration: Faster Performance for End Users

Terabyte (TB)

Definition - What does Terabyte (TB) mean?

A terabyte (TB) is a unit of digital information storage used to denote the size of data. It is equivalent to 1,000 gigabytes, or 1,000,000,000,000 bytes, using the SI standard.

Techopedia explains Terabyte (TB)

The prefix "tera" of terabyte is part of the SI or International System of Units, and means 1012. Hard disk manufacturers label their products in SI, which may confuse some people in the IT field. The ISO, IEEE and the IEC all recommend using the unit tebibyte, which is more accurate for the measure of bytes signifying 1,0244 bytes.

Two interpretations can be made using the two standards:
  • Using SI, one terabyte is equivalent to 1,000 gigabytes or 1012 bytes
  • Using traditional binary measurement, one terabyte is equivalent to 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, that’s 240, or 10244, bytes, also equivalent to 1 tebibyte (TiB)

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
"Techopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.