How big is 1 Terabyte

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How much is 1 TB?

1 Terabyte (TB) is equivalent to 1,000 Gigabytes (GB).

Laptop internal hard drive (500 GB - 1 TB)



In general, most laptops come with an internal hard drive with its capacity ranging from 500 GB to 1 TB. In other cases, a Solid State Drive (SSD) with its capacity ranging from 240 GB to 500 GB. 

External hard drives commonly contain 1 TB to 2 TB of storage, and are routinely used in order to store larger files such as photos, videos, and music



DVD (4.7 GB)


1 TB = about 211 DVDs 

Watch a movie once a week
for four years.

Smartphone (16 GB)


1 TB = about 62 smartphones

Back up 31 years of phone data,
replacing your phone every two years.

Digital Camera Photo (4 MB)


1 TB = about 250,000 photos

Take ten photos a day for 68 years. 


Book (100 MB)


1 TB = 10,000 books

Read a book everyday for 27 years.

Music (4 minute song, 5MB)


1 TB = 200,000 songs

Play music nonstop for 555 days
without hearing the same song twice.

 Movie (100 MB per minute)


1 TB = about 166 hours of video

Record 83 two-hour events in full HD. 


TeraCLOUD can back up more than 1 TB of data.

Offering online storage from 300 GB up to 10 TB.

Upload important data from your smart devices, personal computer, external hard drive, and other electronic devices to our TeraCLOUD service. With a secure, spacious service that allows backups from any device can be handled with ease.


Start at 10 GB for free today! Can be upgraded up to 10 TB. Try TeraCLOUD services today.

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Upgrade Plans


  Free Account
 10 GB Free
  Paid Account
 +300 GB¥ 880 / month
¥ 8,800 / year
 +3 TB (3,000 GB)¥ 1,320 / month
¥ 13,200 / year
 +10 TB (10,000 GB)¥ 4,400 / month
¥ 44,000 / year

*All prices include tax.

ZFS Filesystem

Each TeraCLOUD account contains a ZFS filesystem* with a quota set to the account's subscribed capacity.

A series of ZFS snapshots is saved for each ZFS filesystem. Snapshots preserve the filesystem's content at the time they are created, consuming no disk space at first. As data changes afterward, snapshots begin to consume space equivalent to the difference between data they refer to and the current state of the filesystem.




TeraCLOUD has worked hard to develop and integrate a secure snapshot feature to ensure that accidentally deleted or overwritten data can be retrieved in such case.

Accidentally deleted or overwritten data can be retrieved with simplicity due to TeraCLOUD's detailed snapshots taken every three hours, saving the last seven snapshots (one days worth), along with daily detailed snapshots, saving the last fourteen snapshots (two weeks worth).

*Data not stored in a ZFS snapshot cannot be recovered.

All ZFS snapshots will be saved into the users account data area. *Snapshots will automatically be deleted if storage space is running low. Deletion of these snapshots have no impact on the users current data.

TeraCLOUD relies on values reported by ZFS to determine files consumed capacity in the users account. ZFS capacity calculations differ from other systems such as NTFS, FAT, and HFS+. As a result, files the user uploads might not consume the same amount of space as TeraCLOUD, as they might in your local device. Differences of approximately 70% to 130% can occur.

More Information: What kind of storage does TeraCLOUD use?

Updated on December 7, 2020