tera·​byte ˈter-ə-ˌbīt How to pronounce terabyte (audio)
: 1024 gigabytes or 1,099,511,627,776 bytes
also : one trillion bytes

Examples of terabyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Gemini Advanced subscription will include 2 terabytes of storage that Google currently sells for $10 per month, meaning the company believes the AI technology is worth an additional $10 per month. Michael Liedtke, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2024 With the launch, the company disclosed two additional configurations: a version with 512 gigabytes of storage for $3,699, and a top-end model with 1 terabyte of space for $3,899. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 The card also carries 32 GB of LPDDR5 memory and reaches 1.6 terabytes of memory bandwidth. IEEE Spectrum, 9 Jan. 2024 The higher end models (with four ports) can be configured up to 2 terabytes of storage. Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 31 Oct. 2023 Little information was made available at the time regarding the circumstances that led to that decision, despite authorities having gathered more than 35 witness statements and 10 search warrants that found four terabytes of information regarding the incident. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2023 Buy from Sony Microsoft: Xbox Series S in Carbon Black $349.99 | Launched in September, the new Xbox Series S includes more system storage (1 terabyte) at a more accessible price. Gene Park, Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2023 Over 15 years, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent back more than 50 terabytes of data, with each image up to 1000 megapixels in size. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 27 Nov. 2023 Researchers are now further calibrating many terabytes of radar data collected from Fagradalsfjall and Holuhraun. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


tera- + byte

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of terabyte was in 1984

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“Terabyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terabyte. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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tera·​byte ˈter-ə-ˌbīt How to pronounce terabyte (audio)
: 1024 gigabytes
also : one trillion bytes
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