When will it end? Welcome to the zettabyte

Hi Folks

I had a conversation with some friends about a year ago about the units of data storage and that I’d just seen petabyte used for the first time, Well, the clock has ticked on, and I was reading an article on the plane yesterday that mentioned a zettabyte (see photos)

1 PB = 1000000000000000B = 1015bytes = 1000terabytes.

What’s a  zettabyte?

A zettabyte is one sextillion (one long scale trilliard) bytes. The unit symbol is ZB.

1 ZB = 10007bytes = 1021bytes = 1000000000000000000000 bytes = 1000 exabytes = 1million petabytes = 1billion terabytes = 1trillion gigabytes (from Wikipedia)

That’s a lot of zeros

That’s also an interesting comment about the fact that every 2 days , we create as much data as was created from the beginning of time until 2003

Cheers

Ed

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