# How much is 5 exabytes anyway ?

• Fart Bubbles
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Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, estimate that in 2002, 5 exabytes of new information was recorded on paper, film and magnetic and optical media.

Small article/comparasin, http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/story/0,10801,91847,00.html?f=x488
• Genius
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You know I always wondered what came after Petabytes
• Mastermind
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1 exabyte = 1 quadrillion bytes or 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes.
• Fart Bubbles
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Axe wrote:
You know I always wondered what came after Petabytes

kilo = 1,024
mega = 1,048,576
giga = 1,073,741,824
tera = 1,099,511,627,776
peta = 1,125,899,906,842,624
exa = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976
zetta = 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424

zetta, it's hard to imagine that number let alone an OS that could manage it.
• Mastermind
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no yours is..... a peta byte times 1024 does equal 1,152,921,504,606,846,976. This is even true in your table but there is a miscalculation in exa. Seems that it was rounded
• Fart Bubbles
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Prime example of how you can't always trust somthing just cause it's in a book.
My apoligies valddrac, after doing the math it seems you are right.
• Mastermind
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lol its ok, I am sure its not going to through anyone off
• Guru
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joebert wrote:
Prime example of how you can't always trust somthing just cause it's in a book.

That why now I only trust stuff off the internet
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HAHAHa Purple......

The Internet, the source of ALL truth!

or was that...
Sodium Pentothal (thiopental sodium) - the sauce of all truth.
• Expert
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just expanding on that list a little bit farther, because i like the sound of the next unit...

Quote:
1 bit (b)
1 byte (B) = 8 bits
1 Kilobyte (K / KB) = 2^10 bytes = 1,024 bytes
1 Megabyte (M / MB) = 2^20 bytes = 1,048,576 bytes
1 Gigabyte (G / GB) = 2^30 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes
1 Terabyte (T / TB) = 2^40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes
1 Petabyte (P / PB) = 2^50 bytes = 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes
1 Exabyte (E / EB) = 2^60 bytes = 1,152,921,504,606.846,976 bytes
1 Zettabyte (Z / ZB) = 2^70 bytes = 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424 bytes
1 Yottabyte (Y / YB) = 2^80 bytes = 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 bytes

the last one kinda sounds lite a yodabyte doesnt it??? hrm... hehe...
• Newbie
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Sure does. Whoever came up with that must've been a bigstarwars fan.
• Guru
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the space is many with this byte type.
• Novice
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Hmm, I never knew there was something beyond TB
• Newbie
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i had only heard upto a petabyte, but a yottobyte...
• Mastermind
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this is interesting, if you would like to know what may come after yottabyte.......cant wait for these to show up in an average tech conversation......2011?

http://www.groupsrv.com/science/viewtop ... 51&start=0
• Banned
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[url=http://www.collegewars.com/hits.php?id=2991]1 Kilobyte = 1,024, Bytes (2^10)
1 Megabyte = 1,048,576 Bytes (2^20)
1 Gigabyte = 1,073,741,824 Bytes (2^30)
1 Terabyte = 1,099,511,627,776 Bytes (2^40)
1 Petabyte = 1,125,899,906,842,624 Bytes (2^50)
1 Exabyte = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 Bytes (2^60)
1 Zettabyte = 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424 Bytes (2^70)
1 Yottabyte = 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 Bytes (2^80)
1 Nonabyte = 1,237,940,039,285,380,274,899,124,224 Bytes (2^90)
1 Doggabyte = 1,267,650,600,228,229,401,496,703,205,376 Bytes (2^100)

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