Re: data storage terminology

Subject: Re: data storage terminology
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:09:37 -0700

10 TB is the most common. That's the Microsoft style.

Some style guides prefer Tbyte. Some guides use TB for terabyte and Tb
for terabit.

I don't think I've ever seen TBs.

Note that a terabyte is 1024^4 but drive manufacturers inflate their
specs by pretending that it's 1000^4.

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Sam Lightbourne
<Sam -dot- Lightbourne -at- datacore -dot- com> wrote:
> What is the convention for referencing units of data storage such as
> megabytes or terabytes.
> For example, if you have a disk array with a storage capacity of 10
> terabytes, would you refer to its size as 10 TB or  10 TBs?

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