How Big Is A Yottabyte? SPOILER: Huge

June 1, 2010


Yottabytes, best known for being the only bytes named after a Star Wars character, are large. How large? A quadrillion gigabytes large. Huge byte is huge, needs less teeth.

As of 2010, no system has yet achieved one yottabyte of storage. In fact, the combined space of all the computer hard drives in the entire world does not amount to even one yottabyte. According to one study, all the world's computers stored approximately 160 exabytes [exabyte = 1 billion gigabytes] in 2006. As of 2009 the entire internet was estimated to contain close to 500 exabytes.

Dayamn -- I wish I was your lover. I'd rock you till the daylight comes, a-dum-dum-dum-doot-doot-dum-dum. Hell yes I just belted out a tasty Sophie B. Hawkins jam. Don't judge.

How Big is a Yottabyte? [buzzfeed]

Thanks to jimmy jazz, who's praying for the day yottabytes Jar Jar's face off for being such an annoying-ass bitch.

  • Craig Gibbons

    The Star Wars character is called
    YODA not YOTTA.
    Get it right will you.

  • bluemonkmn

    Yottabytes are not named for the Star Wars Character. They are named with a greek-based prefix.

  • GogoldotCom

    you have spoiled their joy :)

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