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exabyte

<unit> 2^60 = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes = 1024 petabytes or roughly 10^18 bytes.

See prefix.

(1996-08-12)

Exabyte

<company, storage> A company and, by extension, a tape format for computer data backup and transfer. The tape is a data quality 8mm video cassette recorder tape. Exabyte units can store between five and fourteen gigabytes of data per tape. Exabytes are usually attached to Unix workstations.

[What different tape capacities exist? Compare with DAT?]

(1995-07-06)


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