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Meanwhile, the byte has different multiples such as: kilobyte (1000 bytes), magabyte (1,000,000 bytes), gigabyte (1,000,000,000 bytes) and terabyte (1,000,000,000,000 bytes).

Meanwhile, the terabyte is a unit whose symbol is the TB and storage equals 1012 bytes. Meanwhile, the prefix tera comes from the Greek referring Monster or beast.

During the early days of computing units were considered as multiples of 1024, because computers work in binary base but wanting to appoint the quantities would arise the confusions, since prefixes for multiples of the system international of measures, then, had been taken to clarify the denominative complications between the decimal prefixes and binary aimismo, CIS, in 1998 defined new prefixes using the combination of the international system of measurements with the binary Word, and so was adopted the word terabyte when it refers to the amount of 1012 bytes.

Conversely, with amounts in base two binary it would be incorrect to use the prefix tera and therefore instead created the tebi, giving origin to the concept tebibyte which corresponds to 240 bytes.

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