terabyte

noun
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

Examples of terabyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This beastly setup offers Nvidia’s high-end Titan RTX graphics card, paired with a 4GHz processor, 32GB of RAM, and a full terabyte of storage space, with the option to rent more in those 256GB chunks at $3 a pop. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "No PC, no problem: Shadow supercharges cloud gaming with lower prices, faster hardware, and VR," 12 Mar. 2020 But 26 terabytes of image data (26 million photos) record what was. Sharon Begley, STAT, "A ‘landmark’ achievement: Scientists trace full wiring diagram of the fly brain’s core," 22 Jan. 2020 Again, there’s no indication that bad actors tapped into all those terabytes of data. Brian Barrett, Wired, "Hack Brief: An Adult Cam Site Exposed 10.88 Billion Records," 5 May 2020 Correction: An Office 365 (now Microsoft 365 subscription) comes with a terabyte of OneDrive storage, not a gigabyte. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft adds Microsoft Teams for consumers as Office 365 becomes 'Microsoft 365' for all," 30 Mar. 2020 Since this is Google Earth, though, all the text and images get overlaid on top of Google's terabytes of Earth imagery. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google Earth gets content creation tools for geography-focused presentations," 20 Nov. 2019 Our terabytes are finally put to use for the betterment of mankind. David Rutland, Ars Technica, "Digital hoarders: “Our terabytes are put to use for the betterment of mankind”," 12 Apr. 2020 Those subscriptions will still include features like a terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage, access to Microsoft’s Office apps, and more. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft adds Microsoft Teams for consumers as Office 365 becomes 'Microsoft 365' for all," 30 Mar. 2020 Often, the goal is to retain this information both online and off, through physical media or terabytes of personal hard drives and storage. David Rutland, Ars Technica, "Digital hoarders: “Our terabytes are put to use for the betterment of mankind”," 12 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of terabyte

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terabyte

tera- + byte

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“Terabyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terabyte. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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