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petabyte

Lower case. Not Petabyte, or worse, PetaByte

A unit of information equal to one thousand million million (1015) or, strictly, 250 bytes.

Almost overnight, companies are transitioning from storing gigabytes of data to managing terabytes, and even petabytes, of information.

terabyte

Lower case. Not Terabyte, or worse, TeraByte

A unit of information equal to one million million (1012) or, strictly, 240 bytes.

There is an estimated one million terabytes of online information, and this amount is growing with every new web page that is posted.

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