Units of Storage in Computer

Are you aware of all the storage or memory units used in the world of computers? Here are all the units, sorted from smallest to the largest, with their abbreviations and storage capacity.

  • Bit - B - Binary Digit, Single 1 or 0

  • Nibble - - - 4 bits

  • Byte/Octet - B - 8 bits

  • Kilobyte - KB - 1024 bytes

  • Megabyte - MB - 1024 KB

  • Gigabyte - GB - 1024 MB

  • Terabyte - TB - 1024 GB

  • Petabyte - PB - 1024 TB

  • Exabyte - EB - 1024 PB

  • Zettabyte - ZB - 1024 EB

  • Yottabyte - YB - 1024 ZB

Thus, the largest unit of data storage is Yottabyte with a capacity of storing 1024 ZB of data, whereas the smallest unit is a Bit, which can store only a binary digit.


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