Zettabit

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Multiples of bits
Decimal
Value Metric
1000 kbit kilobit
10002 Mbit megabit
10003 Gbit gigabit
10004 Tbit terabit
10005 Pbit petabit
10006 Ebit exabit
10007 Zbit zettabit
10008 Ybit yottabit
Binary
Value JEDEC IEC
1024 Kbit kilobit Kibit kibibit
10242 Mbit megabit Mibit mebibit
10243 Gbit gigabit Gibit gibibit
10244 - - Tibit tebibit
10245 - - Pibit pebibit
10246 - - Eibit exbibit
10247 - - Zibit zebibit
10248 - - Yibit yobibit
See also: Nibble · Byte · Bit and Byte prefixes
Orders of magnitude of data

The zettabit is a multiple of the unit bit for digital information or computer storage. The prefix zetta (symbol Z) is defined in the International System of Units (SI) as a multiplier of 1021 (1 sextillion, short scale),[1] and therefore

1 zettabit = 1021bits = 1000000000000000000000bits = 1000 exabits.

The zettabit has the unit symbol Zbit or Zb.

The zettabit is closely related to the zebibit, a unit multiple derived from the binary prefix zebi of the same order of magnitude,[2] which is equal to 270bits = 1180591620717411303424bits, or approximately 18% larger than the zettabit.

As the 1021 exceeds the range of a 64-bit integer, media of the size of zettabits can only be recorded on 128-bit systems.[citation needed]

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