Re: Terrobyte

Subject: Re: Terrobyte
From: "Arlen P. Walker" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 16:22:00 -0600

What is a terrobyte?

It's a Terabyte. Tera-, from the Greek TERAS -- meaning monster -- is a prefix
meaning trillion. A terabyte is the next major step from gigabyte. I'm sure the
marketing folks have already reduced it to a (mere) trillion bytes, but it's
more properly 2^40 bytes, or 1,099,511,627,776 bytes. (My apologies to the non-
US audience for using "," as a separator rather than "." but the query *did*
come from the US.)

Have fun,
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 124

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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