Terabytes - Bytes Conversion
Convert between terabytes and bytes (TB and B) using this data storage conversion tool. This converter is part of the full data storage converter. Simply choose whether you want to convert terabytes to bytes or bytes to terabytes, enter a value and click the 'convert' button. Default rounding is set to a maximum of 14 decimal places.
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How to convert bytes to terabytes
You may be wondering how many terabytes there are in x bytes.
To convert from bytes to terabytes multiply your x figure by 1.0E-12.
How to convert terabytes to bytes
Alternatively, you may want to know how many bytes there are in x terabytes.
To convert from terabytes to bytes multiply your x figure by 1000000000000.
As part of your answer checking process, select the appropriate unit from each 'select' box in the converter tool at the top of the page, enter your figure (x) into the 'value to convert' box and click the 'Convert!' button.
What is a byte?
It is common for confusion to arise between bytes and bits. A byte represents eight unique bits of information. Each bit will be assigned a value of a 0 or a 1. This entire group of bits will then act as a packet of data. Examples here can be a letter, a number or a symbol such as a question mark. Bytes can be thought of as the "DNA" that is used to form larger strings of data and eventually, entire programs. It is important to keep in mind that unlike the diminutive bit, the byte is used to explain larger numbers.
What is a terabyte?
The terabyte is the current heavyweight of all data storage. The terabyte represents 1,000^4 bytes. In other words, it is the equivalent of one TRILLION bytes of information. This can also be expressed in more technical terms as 1,024^4 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes. Thanks to advances in storage and processing power, the terabyte is now commonly seen in external hard drives and other systems which provide massive amounts of memory space. As the world of computing continues to advance, it will be interesting to see how far these massive figures will rise!
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