Byte, Gigabyte, Terabyte – How Much Data is That?

Byte, megabyte, and gigabyte are terms that have become a part of our language. If you’ve shopped for a new computer, an iPod, or a new data storage device you’ve probably considered how many gigabytes of storage that new device offers. But just how much data comprises a gigabyte? Or a byte for that matter? recently published an infographic that answers those questions and more. As the infographic is huge, I dropped it into to make it fit in this post and give you the ability to zoom in on various parts of it.

Applications for Education
Understanding what a byte or gigabyte or terabyte is is part of the building blocks of a basic computer science vocabulary. This infographic might help visual learners remember the meaning of these terms.


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