It should be petabytes.
BTW, there's a new set of prefixes designed to resolve the "decimal or binary" ambiguity. Does "1 meg" mean 10**6 = 1,000,000, or does it mean 2**20 = 1,048,576? If everyone adopted the new standards (which even the proponents don't seem to think is likely), there wouldn't be an ambiguity - mebibyte would mean 1,048, 576.
There's a list of the new prefixes, with some interesting discussion, at <http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html>.
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>>> "Hockey Richard" <rhockey@MATER.ORG.AU> 08/03/1999 9:03 pm >>>
I was just reading a news article sent to me by SAS regarding data
warehousing and I came across the term pedabyte (meaning 1000 terabytes) .
On checking my SI reference the term should be petabyte. Anyone know the
source of pedabyte? I guess we can look forward to exabytes(Do Exabyte
tapes really hold 10**18 bytes), zettabytes and yottabytes.
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