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What’s a yottabit?
It’s a really big number!
Here’s a chart ordered by “bandwidth” by which you can put a ‘yottabit’ into perspective.
|Term||How many bytes?||How much is that?|
|Kilobyte =1024 bytes||1,024||A very short story|
|Megabyte=1024 kilobytes||1,048,576||A small novel (500 pages) one high quality digital photograph, or 1 digitized chest Xray|
|Gigabyte= 1024 megabytes||1,073,741,824||A pickup truck filled with paper, 10 meters worth of books (100 books), 20,000 pages of information, or a ½ hour of compressed color video|
|Terabyte= 1024 gigabytes||1,099,511,627,776||All the Xray films in a large hospital, 10% of all the information found in the U.S. Library of Congress, 20,000 four-drawer filing cabinets filled with 20 million typewritten pages, or twice the number of all transactions ever made on the New York Stock Exchange|
|Petabyte= 1024 terabytes||1,125,899,906,842,624||½ of the information found in all US academic research libraries, or 100 times the entire printed collection found in the U.S. Library of Congress.|
|Exabyte= 1024 petabytes||1,152,921,504,606,846,976||One estimate is that this represents 1 out of every 5 words ever spoken by human beings since the beginning of time; while another estimates that the conversations between people on phones every year adds up to an exabyte.|
|Zettabyte= 1024 exabytes||1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424||It starts to get difficult to express how big this is : five-hundred quadrillion pages of text, or 1,000 years worth of conversations between humans.|
|Yottabyte= 1024 zettabytes = 8 yottabits = a lotta bytes!||1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176||20 quintillion digital photographs, or 500 quintillion pages of information.|