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02:26 Jul 22, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
Dutch term or phrase: Petabyte
I've just looked in all my Kluwer dictionaries, but can't find a translation for this. I also asked a few friends, and none of them have ever heard of it.

Does the word "Petabyte" exist? I understand it's about as big as 1.5 million floppy disks...

Thanks,

Pikey
Anne Key
Local time: 20:53
English translation:Petabyte
Explanation:
Petabyte is actually an English word, which is also used in Dutch. Yes, it is huge (think hundreds or even thousands of Gigabytes, I am not sure how much), but this is actually the kind of storage capacity companies are talking of now.
So Petabyte does not need to be translated.
Hope this helps,
Iris Havona
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Havona
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naI believe Petabyte is 1 million Gigabytesjohnstubbs
napetabyte
Laura Gentili
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19 mins
Petabyte


Explanation:
Petabyte is actually an English word, which is also used in Dutch. Yes, it is huge (think hundreds or even thousands of Gigabytes, I am not sure how much), but this is actually the kind of storage capacity companies are talking of now.
So Petabyte does not need to be translated.
Hope this helps,
Iris Havona

Havona
Netherlands
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31 mins
petabyte


Explanation:
Petabyte:
2 to the 50th power(1,125,899,906,842,624) bytes
A search with Goggle gave me 3,100 hits in English, therefore you can certainly leave it as it is!

Laura Gentili
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2 days 6 hrs
I believe Petabyte is 1 million Gigabytes


Explanation:
A megabyte is 1 million bytes (actually 1048576 bytes)
A gigabyte is 1000 megabytes (actually 1024 megabytes)
A terabyte is 1 million megabytes (actually 1048576 megabytes)

A petabyte is 1000 terabytes (1024 terabytes)

Current PCs can have hard disks of about 150 gigabytes size.
So a petabyte is like having a PC with about 7000 of these disks.

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