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…
The smallest unit of data that a computer uses. It can be used to represent two states of information, such as Yes or No.
It is an ordered collection of 8 bits, in which each bit denotes the binary value of 1 or 0.
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.
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.
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.
A tera byte will fit 200,000 photos or MP3 songs on a single 1 terabyte hard drive.
A Petabyte = 1,024 Terabytes, Which are 1,048,576 GBs
That will fit on 16 Backblaze storage pods racked in two datacenter cabinets.
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.
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.
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??