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July 18, 2016updated 31 Aug 2016 11:12am

What is a terabyte?

Larger than a gigabyte but smaller than a petabyte.

By Alexander Sword

A terabyte is a unit of digital information, meaning one trillion bytes.

A byte, in turn, is made up of eight bits, which are the most basic unit of information in computing. A byte is a group of bits that store data and execute instructions.

Bit is short for binary digit, which means that it can only have one of two values, 0 or 1.

A terabyte could fit approximately 500 hours of video. Taking the assumption that films are roughly 120 minutes long, that would mean around 250 films.

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