As long as I have had a passion for computers I have found that others with this passion like to sling around the computer terms. It is very common amongst the nerd pack to brag about how many Gigs (gigabytes) they have in terms of “how big” their hard drive is or how much storage they currently have; or how much memory installed in their PCs. I think it is a man thing… Well, let me tell you; I bet you don’t have a Yottabyte!
I was just browsing Steve Mallard’s blog at the Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville (TTC Shelbyville) and noticed a post titled “Yottabyte” that displays a nice chart that explains how big a Yottabyte is. For example, did you know that the cost of a one terabyte drive today is approximately $100 and at today’s pricing levels it would cost a 100 trillion dollars to buy a Yottabyte of storage for just the hard drives?
The name yotta was chosen because it’s the second-to-last last letter of the Latin alphabet and also sounds like the Greek letter iota. – Webopedia
1,024 bytes is a kilobyte
1,024 kilobytes is a megabyte
1,024 megabytes is a gigabyte
1,024 gigabytes is a terabyte
1,024 terabytes is a petabyte
1,024 petabyes is an exabyte
1,024 exabytes is a zettabyte
1,024 zettabytes is a yottabyte
Yo, how many Yottabytes do you have (LOL)?
Get over to TTC Shelbyville to check it out your nerdhood and to get a brief visual lesson about terabytes, petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes and Yes; Yottabytes.