Terabytes - Kilobytes Converter
Convert between terabytes (TB) and kilobytes (kB). This converter is part of the full data storage converter tool. Simply choose which unit you want to convert from and to, enter a value and click the 'convert' button. A reference chart can be found further down the page.
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Converting kilobytes and terabytes
Some commonly asked questions are included below, as well as a reference chart. When making manual conversions, you can use the converter at the top of this page to check your answer.
How many terabytes are there in 1 kilobyte?
There are 1.0E-9 terabytes in 1 kilobyte. To convert from kilobytes to terabytes, divide your figure by 1000000000 .
How many kilobytes are there in 1 terabyte?
There are 1000000000 kilobytes in 1 terabyte. To convert from terabytes to kilobytes, multiply your figure by 1000000000 .
In the chart below, figures are rounded to a maximum of 3 decimal places (6 with smaller numbers) to give approximations.
What is a kilobyte?
As you might have guessed, a kilobyte is commonly defined as consisting of 1,000 bytes. We should point out that its actual value is 1,024 bytes (or 2^10 bytes). Still, most say that this value is very similar to 10^3. It is for this reason that the International System of Units (SI) generally equates the kilobyte with 1,000 bytes. This also helps to somewhat simplify multiplication factors when dealing with such massive numbers. To put this another way, one kilobyte is 10 x 10 x 10 bytes. Although this might seem like a large figure, let's recall that most operating systems contain gigabytes of data capacity!
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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