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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.