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what is tb?

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by gamename, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. gamename

    gamename Regular member

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    ive seen people with tb hdd.i know what gb is.i have a 160 gb hdd myself.is tb faster or biggr or what?i dont mean to sound stupid but i have not seen these in any stores before.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    tb=terrabyte or 1 trillion bytes or 1,000,000,000,000 bytes
     
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    OU812Ono Regular member

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    Mmmm Terrabyte's <wipes drool>
     
  4. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    1 terabyte == 1,024 gigabytes == 1,048,576 megabytes etc..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terabyte

    Every now and then when people drool over such large storage spaces and someone then asks the usual question "what do you need that amount of storage space for", I ask people to guess how much completely uncompressed, 24-bit YUV color coded, HDTV (1080i) video material would take space.. (correct answer is that a one second of such video in PAL fps, 25fps, would take 0.145 gigabytes. Thus an average 2 hour movie would take pretty much exactly 1,043 gigabytes -- over one terabyte of space. And that is not any non-existing resolution, but just your everyday HDTV, just without any quality-compromising compression..)
     
  5. kyle_101

    kyle_101 Guest

    Try having a petabyte now thats drooling
     

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