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Even though I wouldn’t call “K” for kilobyte an official nickname, we, in common conversation, use it. i.e. we call something that’s 400 kilobytes “400 k” (Pronounced “400 kay”.)

…something that’s 400 megabytes “400 meg”

…400 gigabytes “400 gig”…

What do you call something that’s 400 terabytes? What will be the trend as this kind of space becomes standard?

  • 400 T?
  • 400 TB? (“Tee Bee”)
  • 400 Teras? (“Tare ah”)
  • 400 Tears? (“Tare”)
  • 400 Ters?
  • 400 Terabs?
  • 400 T-bytes?
  • 400 T-bones?
  • 400 Big ones?

What do you think?

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  • Yiz Borol

    Right now everyone is just saying Terabytes… that might be the way it’ll stay.

  • Yiz Borol

    Right now everyone is just saying Terabytes… that might be the way it’ll stay.

  • Yiz Borol

    Right now everyone is just saying Terabytes… that might be the way it’ll stay.

  • David WN

    Actually, since I am not multisyllabically impaired, “Terabytes” works just fine for me. :-)

  • David WN

    Actually, since I am not multisyllabically impaired, “Terabytes” works just fine for me. :-)

  • David WN

    Actually, since I am not multisyllabically impaired, “Terabytes” works just fine for me. :-)

  • peter6999

    I would think that over time as with everything else computer related that Terabyte, will eventually shrink down to “TB's”. As we all get complacent quite quickly these days. Having said that i have been around comps lol since the old 60 hrtz days. so i have seen quite a bit of change and going on that alone i proclaim that TB's is the new terabyte acronim…lol

  • tera, teras

  • tera, teras…


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