I found a really interesting infographic I thought I would post here to share with you. If helps one visualize exactly how much friggin' data is in a petabyte! I mean 1 petabyte can hold 13.3 years of HD video! That's a lot of damn 1's and 0's! Remember when we all walked around with our files on 1.4MB floppy disks? Remember the 5.25" floppys from the 80's? Now we are storing petabytes of data!
For those of you that don't know your storage terms, a megabyte is 1024 bytes, a gigabyte is 1024 megabytes, a terabyte is 1024 gigabytes, and a petabyte is 1024 terabytes! Do you see how that progresses son? I found a really good website that breaks it down called Whatsabyte.com. They say:
Megabytes, Gigabytes, Terabytes... What Are They?
These terms are usually used in the world of computing to describe disk space, or data storage space, and system memory. For instance, just a few years ago we were describing hard drive space using the term Megabytes. Today, Gigabytes is the most common term being used to describe the size of a hard drive. In the not so distant future, Terabyte will be a common term. But what are they? This is where it gets quite confusing because there are at least three accepted definitions of each term.
I agree, it can get confusing after a while, and I'm a computer geek! That's why I think this infographic does a good job of helping one visualize it. Check it out!
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