Re: Terrobyte

Subject: Re: Terrobyte
From: Al Rubottom <aer -at- PCSI -dot- CIRRUS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 14:35:00 PST

That should be "terabyte":
a milion million bytes, 10 to the 12th,
as in the eschatology of hunky bytes:
megabyte = 10 to the 6th bytes
gigabyte = 10 to the 9th bytes
terabyte = 10 to the 12th bytes
petabyte = 10 to the 15th bytes
exabyte = 10 to the 18th bytes

NOTA BENE: a byte is eight bits, and a
kilobyte is 1024, and a megabyte is
1,048,576 bytes, so a 500-meg hard disk
is quite a bit more than just 500,000,000 bytes,
actually 500 times 1,048,576, or 5.24288e+014
as the Windoze Calculator dislays its half-vast
version of scientific notation...

Al Rubottom /\ tel: 619.535.9505, x1737
aer -at- pcsi -dot- cirrus -dot- com /\ fax: 619.541.2260

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