What is a Yottabyte, How big is it?

In technology fields things are developed and improved more and faster than anything else. It even doubles every 1.5 years or so.
In 2040 everyone will be a total nerd!

Recently, I’ve heard about a computer storage measurement unit called “Yottabyte”. To tell you how big a Yottabyte is and how much data it can hold, I have to start from the beginning…


bit-atom The smallest unit of data that a computer uses. It can be used to represent two states of information, such as Yes or No.


Byte It is an ordered collection of 8 bits, in which each bit denotes the binary value of 1 or 0.

Kilobyte “KB”

kilobyte-text A kilobyte is approximately 1,000 Bytes, actually 1,024 Bytes. 1 Kilobyte could be the size of text in the paragraphs you’re currently reading now.

Megabyte “MB”

megabyte-floppy-disk A Megabyte is 1024 kilobytes, That’s about a minute of MP3 or a pic taken from a camera.
Long time ago, A megabyte was considred to be a large amount of data, Floppy disk could hold 1.44 megabytes.

Gigabyte “GB”

gigabyte-gmail A Gigabyte is approximately 1,000 Megabytes. The gigabyte is almost the most common space, storage and memory term these days.
1 Gigabyte can contain about 10 meters of book on a shelf.

Terabyte “TB”

terabyte-harddisk A tera byte will fit 200,000 photos or MP3 songs on a single 1 terabyte hard drive.
1,024 GBs.


petabyte-datacenter A Petabyte = 1,024 Terabytes, Which are 1,048,576 GBs
That will fit on 16 Backblaze storage pods racked in two datacenter cabinets.


exabyte-city-block A Exabyte = 1,024 Petabytes, or 1,073,741,824 GBs
That will fit 2,000 cabinets and fill a 4 story datacenter that takes up a city block.


zettabyte-newyork A Zettabyte = 1,024 Exabytes, or 1,099,511,627,776 GBs
That will fill 1,000 datacenters of about 20% of Manhattan, New York.


yottabyte The largest unit of computer data, storages or spaces that I know.
A Yottabytes = 1,024 Zettabytes, or 1,125,899,906,842,624 GBs!
That will fill the states of daleware and Phode Islan with a million datacenters!

What is after or bigger than Yottabyte?

Until now, There is no agreed name on what comes after a yottabyte.

So… When do you think normal people will have that kind of… storage er in their homes?
And How much do you think that will cost??


{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

roshan byshe March 22, 2011 at 7:31 AM

1 Yottabyte =1024 Zettabytes
1 Brontobyte =1024 Yottabytes
1 Geopbyte =1024 Brontobytes
1 Epic Byte =1024 Geopbytes


ray evans May 26, 2011 at 9:39 PM

on the website how big is a zetabyte he was talking about congress library he said that a terabyte is more than a 1000 gig that is false a terabyte is 1000000 mg or 1000 gig i just want to let the person know


Joe December 15, 2012 at 4:19 AM

One terabyte in 1024 Gigabytes.


japin June 17, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Hey i want to buy a 1yottabyte hard disk,how much will it cost?


ray evans June 19, 2011 at 3:21 PM

a yottabyte cost a million plus dollars an if you want to lift a yottabyte you will need a fork lift


tom December 3, 2011 at 11:11 PM

1 byte = 8 bits 1 bit = 1024 cenibits 1 cenibit =1024 milbits


SuperFlyGoalkeeper December 18, 2011 at 4:04 AM

How bout omegabyte?



mmee January 13, 2012 at 1:54 AM

The highest ‘byte’ I know is the ‘websitebyte’.


krisna March 8, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Maybe, just maybe. In the future we will be used to downloading 1 terrabyte files…


jim June 8, 2012 at 1:45 AM

after yotta.. there is still a bunch of larger cool Greek letters left.. like, kappa, lamda, omicron, omega…


mrflip July 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

“Epic Byte”

Wow, just wow.


Azrae.L July 24, 2012 at 7:33 AM

bull you would need far more than a fork lift for a yottabyte


TheAmAzInG ISRAELI August 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

-Could i have one Epic Byte for 2.000.000$ ?

-Could i have one Epic Byte for 20$ ?

-This Epic Byte isn’t even worth 0.01$


Mahi September 11, 2012 at 8:10 AM

I suggest a “Mahibyte” for 1024 yottabytes. 🙂


fedism October 19, 2012 at 7:39 AM

an epic byte sounds logical. Im all in for it.


m23 January 2, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Mkc :O


porkfang January 27, 2013 at 7:52 PM

My computer has a (486) chip with a 14.4 modem and 5 gigabytes of hard frivespace. Is that good?


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