zet·​ta·​byte | \ ˈze-tə-ˌbīt How to pronounce zettabyte (audio) \

Definition of zettabyte

: one sextillion bytes

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Recent Examples on the Web One zettabyte is 8,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bits. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 30 Mar. 2022 To appreciate the magnitude of this point, a zettabyte is roughly 1,000 exabytes. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 To help visualize this, one zettabyte is 250 billion DVDs. Krishna Subramanian, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 About 7 devices will be owned by one individual, collectively generating 175 zettabytes of data in 2025. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 7 Jan. 2020 By the end of this year, the annual figure will have reached 2.7 zettabytes. Pm Editors, Popular Mechanics, 10 Dec. 2012 By the end of 2016, global internet traffic reached 1.1 zettabytes per year, according to Cisco. Frank Baker, Alaska Dispatch News, 26 Sep. 2017 By 2019, global traffic is expected to hit 2 zettabytes per year. Frank Baker, Alaska Dispatch News, 26 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of zettabyte

1993, in the meaning defined above

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“Zettabyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zettabyte. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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