exabyte

exabyte

[ek-suh-bahyt]
noun Computers.
1.
2 60 bytes, or 1,024 petabytes.
2.
(loosely) 10 18 or a billion billion bytes. Symbol: EB

Origin:
exa- + byte

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exabyte (ˈɛksəˌbaɪt)
 
n
computing 1018 or 260 bytes

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Exabyte definition

company, storage
A company and, by extension, a tape format for computer data backup and transfer. The tape is a data quality 8mm video cassette recorder tape. Exabyte units can store between five and fourteen gigabytes of data per tape. Exabytes are usually attached to Unix workstations.
[What different tape capacities exist? Compare with DAT?]
(1995-07-06)

exabyte definition

unit
2^60 = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes = 1024 petabytes or roughly 10^18 bytes.
See prefix.
(1996-08-12)

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