Tuesday, 23 March 2010

The nickname for Terabyte

What will be the nickname for terabyte? Meg and Gig are well established, but Ter sounds weird and TB is tuberculosis. Maybe, like kilobyte, there will never be a good nickname for terabyte.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - It's going to become more of an issue in the next couple of years.
PPS - Bigger hard drives are already past the terabyte barrier.


Stu said...

Maybe it'll just end up being Tera, tomorrow I'm gonna download 4 Teras

John said...

Tera sounds feasible, but it's probably not something you should say at the airport.

Chris said...

I'll gonna call 'em "Tibs."

John said...

"Tibs" might risk confusion with "Tebs" for "Tebibyte", the slightly awkward yet official name for 1024^4 bytes, as opposed to Terabyte for 1000^4 bytes.