How much is 1 TB?

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How much is 1 TB?

1 TB (terabyte) is 1,000 GB (gigabytes).

Laptop internal hard drive (500 GB - 1 TB)


Many laptops come with an internal hard drive from 500 GB to 1 TB, or an SSD (Solid State Drive) from about 240 GB to 500 GB.

External hard drives used to store larger files like photos, videos, and music commonly hold 1 TB to 2 TB.



DVD (4.7 GB)


1 TB = about 211 DVDs 

Watch four movies a month
for four years.

Smartphone (16 GB)


1 TB = about 62 smartphones

Back up 31 years of phone data,
replacing phones 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 a day 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 smartphones, laptops, and external hard drives to TeraCLOUD. Our spacious, secure service can handle backups from any device with ease.

10 GB for free, upgradable up to 10 TB. Try TeraCLOUD 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.

Oracle Solaris 11 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.




Since TeraCLOUD holds up to 8 generations at once every 3 hours and once for each day up to 14 generations, you can download data that you accidentally deleted or overwritten from the snapshot.

TeraCLOUD takes snapshots every three hours, saving the last seven (one day's worth), and daily, saving the last 14 (two weeks' worth). Data that is accidentally deleted or overwritten may be recovered from these snapshots.

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

These ZFS snapshots are saved in your account's data area, and they are automatically deleted if remaining space in your account runs low. Snapshot deletion has no effect on your current account data.

TeraCLOUD uses values reported by ZFS to determine the capacity consumed by files in your account. ZFS calculates capacity differently from other filesystems (such as NTFS, FAT, HFS+ and ext), so files you upload may not consume the same amount of space in TeraCLOUD as they do on your local device. Differences of roughly 70% to 130% are possible.

More Information: What kind of storage does TeraCLOUD use?

Updated on December 7, 2020