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 Who’s ready for a terabyte of storage on their new iPhone? Ewan Spence, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Two additional terabyte-class satellites are forecast to launch in six-to-nine-month intervals after the first Viasat-3 enters orbit— blanketing the globe with coverage. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2021 Backed up by 32GB of high-speed memory, and a terabyte of high-speed NVMe SSDstorage, there's not a box left unticked with this premium gaming laptop design. Jon Martindale, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Dell said that memory options will range up to 16GB of LPDDR4X memory, as well as a range of M.2 SSD options from 128GB on up to a full terabyte. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 27 Apr. 2021 Viasat is building a three-satellite constellation — each with a terabyte of capacity — that will give the company global broadband coverage. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2021 This RAVPower is the size of a typical thumb drive but can store more than half a terabyte of data (1TB, to be exact). Popular Science, 22 Nov. 2020 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, 12 Mar. 2020 But 26 terabytes of image data (26 million photos) record what was. Sharon Begley, STAT, 22 Jan. 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 28 Jul. 2021.

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