tera·byte | \ˈter-ə-ˌbīt \

Definition of terabyte 

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

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Beek said his company plans to charge $5,000 a month to store three terabytes of data. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "Data storage beyond the clouds: Wasabi promises a super-secure system in space," 19 Mar. 2018 The drive is also supposes to last for up to 500 terabytes worth of information written before failure. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Speed up your PC with one of our favorite SSDs for only $120 on sale," 2 May 2018 And there’s no shortage: a Boeing 787 generates half a terabyte of information per flight, said JJ DeGiovanni, a managing director with United’s corporate safety team. Lauren Zumbach, chicagotribune.com, "From birthday wishes for passengers to tracking baggage handler injuries, airlines tap big data to try to improve operations," 12 July 2018 In total, the two terabytes of data included personal information for hundreds of millions of American adults and millions of businesses, according to Wired. Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "How this marketing firm exposed personal data on 230 million Americans," 28 June 2018 The Department of Commerce produces about 20 to 40 terabytes of data a day. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Obama administration Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Recode Decode," 21 June 2018 Constantly measured and priced, this vital raw material continues to spur the growth of economies built on a foundation of terabytes and gigabits per second. Gary Stix, Scientific American, "Time and Technology March On Together," 19 Jan. 2012 The SD Association has announced a new card specification that should increase maximum storage on SD cards to 128 terabytes and provide much faster data transfer speeds of 985 megabytes per second. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "SD cards could soon hold 128TB of storage," 28 June 2018 The haul comprises close to two terabytes of data that appears to include personal information on hundreds of millions of American adults, as well as millions of businesses. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, "Marketing Firm Exactis Leaked a Personal Info Database With 340 Million Records," 27 June 2018

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1984, in the meaning defined above

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