Storage Systems

What is a brontobyte?

Brontobyte: The data quantity of the future

The brontobyte - officially this quantity of data doesn’t even exist. In short, the brontobyte is big data - 1 brontobyte is equivalent to 1024 bytes. Such a huge quantity of data is near incomprehensible and probably won’t become relevant for our daily lives for a very long time. But for tech giants, it’s only a matter of time until we reach the era of the brontobyte. Keep reading to find out...

What is a nibble?

What is a nibble? Nibble and other units of information explained

While the term “nibble” is still largely unknown, units of information such as gigabyte and megabyte are used frequently. But what amount of data do these terms actually describe? To answer this question, we must understand the meaning of smaller units such as bits, bytes, and the nibble. Find out more about these units of information and how their conversion works.

What is a kilobyte?

Kilobyte – the unit of information explained

What is bigger: a KB or a MB? And how large is a kilobyte really? That’s a question most digital media users will have asked at some point. Sending files as email attachments, for example, requires an understanding of the kilobyte. But how is this information unit structured and how do you convert it to other units?

What is a megabyte?

Megabyte – an explanation of the unit of digital information

What’s larger – a MB or a KB? And what is 1 GB in MB? You may have asked yourself these questions before. MB is the abbreviation for megabyte, a common IT storage unit. It tells you the size of a file or how much space it takes up on a data carrier. But what makes up a megabyte and how does it relate to other units of measurement?

What is a gigabyte?

Gigabyte – an explanation of the data storage unit

Gigabyte (GB for short) is a unit of storage capacity encountered frequently when working with digital technologies. It is used to indicate the storage capacity of hardware, the size of a file, or the data volume available for mobile surfing on a chosen network. But how many megabytes are in a gigabyte and what is the difference between a gigabyte and a gibibyte?

What is a terabyte?

What is a terabyte?

When you purchase a hard drive, you’ll likely come across the term terabyte which refers to the data quantity common storage media can back up. But the designation raises the question of “how large is a terabyte anyway”? Find out more about this unit of information, about the difference between terabytes and terabits, and how it can be converted into other units.

Windows 10: defragmenting the hard disk

Defragmenting a hard disk in Windows 10: step by step

Defragmenting can speed up your hard disk and boost your computer’s performance – that used to be the case. Modern file systems and SSD data carriers make defragmentation almost superfluous and can even be more harmful than beneficial. Windows 10 takes care of this once time-consuming process automatically in the background, without users noticing any delay.

Backing up data

Backing up data: methods and storage media

Whether important documents or holiday photos: regular data backups on your PC or smartphone should be part of your digital routine. A regular back up of data is crucial for all companies, especially since more and more processes are being digitalized. Find out what’s important when backing up data, how to perform a data back up, and what the pros and cons of various storage media are.

Google Drive alternatives

Google Drive alternatives: the best options compared

The cloud storage service Google Drive is one of the most popular solutions of its kind. Users appreciate the large amount of free storage and the proximity to various other Google services. Nevertheless, the search for a Google Drive alternative can pay off: Many alternative services are quite convincing in terms of data protection, security, and especially in their price-performance package.

What is SSD?

What is SSD (Solid State Drive)?

What is SSD? It is likely that you have come across this abbreviation – especially if you’ve been looking to purchase a new PC or laptop or equipping an existing one. This modern storage technology conquers many technical areas for end consumers and professional industrial users alike. We’ll show you what SSD is in computing and what it stands for.


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