tera·​byte | \ ˈter-ə-ˌbīt How to pronounce terabyte (audio) \

Definition of terabyte

: 1024 gigabytes or 1,099,511,627,776 bytes also : one trillion bytes

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Best Storage: Western Digital My Book Duo Most of us only need a terabyte or two, but more demanding users need more. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Best External Hard Drives To Back Up Your Digital Life," 5 Mar. 2019 All four services offer up to a terabyte or two of space—more than enough for all your old documents and low-res photos from yesteryear. David Pierce, WSJ, "Cluttered Phone and Computer? Put Your Files in the Cloud," 9 Sep. 2018 TheWaveVR went to Heap’s home in London and recorded a terabyte of information at her 40th birthday party, including depth video, audio, data from her Mi.mu gloves, and other sources. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Inside Imogen Heap’s cutting-edge VR concert," 23 Aug. 2018 Emails also are being downloaded from the company’s servers, the person added, saying the seizure is equivalent to about 12 terabytes of data, or the information contained in 12 million books. Donato Paolo Mancini, WSJ, "Offices of Italian Bridge Manager Autostrade Searched in Three Cities," 23 Aug. 2018 The difference, Singhal said, is an increase from 64 terabytes to 4 petabytes in the new cores. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Surprise! Intel reveals 10nm Sunny Cove CPU cores that go deeper, wider, and faster," 12 Dec. 2018 The Shadow service has also added an additional storage tier, giving users the option of paying $9.99 per month for a terabyte of online game storage, the company said. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Blade's Shadow game-streaming service expands, hitting both coasts and simplifying pricing," 3 Aug. 2018 Azure will capture and store the terabytes of data Chevron generates around the globe in everything from underwater oil exploration to refineries, allowing it to be analyzed in real time, said Bill Braun, Chevron’s chief information officer. Christopher M. Matthews, WSJ, "Silicon Valley to Big Oil: We Can Manage Your Data Better Than You," 24 July 2018 An expansion slot allows an additional five terabytes of storage. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home," 17 Oct. 2018

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1984, in the meaning defined above

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