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1 Zettabyte Is Equal to 1 Million Petabytes

Geeks recently coined a new English term, Zettabyte, to measure the rapidly growing digital information footprint. So what is a Zettabyte? A Zettabyte is equal to 1 million Petabytes or 1 trillion terabytes and 1 quadrillion gigabytes.

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Symbol To Represent Zettabyte

According to wikipedia the symbol ZB is used to represent a Zettabyte. So we can write 10 ZB to represent 10 Zettabytes.

Human’s Digital Output Will be 1.2 Zettabytes By End Of 2010

Are you wondering why do we need a new term to measure digital data? Tech research firm IDC recently published a report that estimates current digital footprint created by us so far at 8 million Petabytes – the equivalent of 8,000,000,000,000 GB. This foot print is expected to pass 1.2 Zettabytes by the end of 2010.

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