One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A unit of information equal to one quintillion (10¹⁸) or, strictly, 2⁶⁰ bytes.
- ‘Second, a 5 exabyte store would roughly be eight thousand times too small to store " all words ever spoken by human beings ", at least in audio form.’
- ‘IBM, for example, states that there is one exabyte - [ 10.sup.18 ] bytes - of online data worldwide.’
- ‘The internet currently handles one exabyte of data every hour.’
- ‘To put this into context, one exabyte is the equivalent of one followed by 18 zeros of bytes.’
- ‘Total petabytes increased 58 per cent year-over-year to 505 petabytes or half an exabyte.’
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