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n. Abbr. PB
1. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 terabytes (250 bytes).
2. One quadrillion bytes.


(Units) computing 1015 or 250 bytes


(ˈpɛt əˌbaɪt)

n. Computers.
1. 250 (1,125,899,906,842,624) bytes; 1024 terabytes.
2. 1015, or one quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000), bytes; 1000 terabytes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petabyte - a unit of information equal to 1000 terabytes or 10^15 bytes
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
terabyte, TB - a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabytes or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bytes
exabyte, EB - a unit of information equal to 1000 petabytes or 10^18 bytes
2.petabyte - a unit of information equal to 1024 tebibytes or 2^50 bytes
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
tebibyte, TiB, terabyte, TB - a unit of information equal to 1024 gibibytes or 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes
EiB, exbibyte, exabyte, EB - a unit of information equal to 1024 pebibytes or 2^60 bytes
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