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)




Most laptops have an inbuilt hard drive with a storage capacity ranging from 500 GB to 1 TB. A Solid State Drive (SSD) having a capacity ranging from 240 GB to 500 GB in other circumstances.


External hard drives with storage capacities of 1 TB to 2 TB are often used to store huge files such as images, videos, and music.



How much can 1TB store?

DVD (4.7 GB)


1 TB = about 211 DVDs 

Watch a movie once a week
for four years.

Smartphone (16 GB)


1 TB = ~62 smartphones

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

Digital Camera Photo (4 MB)


1 TB = ~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 = ~166 hours of video

Record 83 two-hour events in full HD.


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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.

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Updated October 1, 2021

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