(unit, data) (PB) A unit of data equal to one quadrillion bytes but see binary prefix for other definitions. A petabyte is 10^15 bytes or 1000^5 bytes or 1000 terabytes. As of 2013-11-05, the Internet Archive Wayback Machine contains almost two petabytes of data. A petabyte is the amount of data that would be required to store a 2000 by 1600 pixel image of every one of the 314 million people living in the USA in 2012. 1000 petabytes are one exabyte. See prefix.
Last updated: 2007-09-13