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# Terabytes - Kilobytes Conversion

Convert between terabytes and kilobytes (TB and kB) using this data storage conversion tool. This converter is part of the full data storage converter. Simply choose whether you want to convert terabytes to kilobytes or kilobytes to terabytes, enter a value and click the 'convert' button. Default rounding is set to a maximum of 14 decimal places.

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## How to convert kilobytes to terabytes

You may be wondering how many terabytes there are in x kilobytes.

To convert from kilobytes to terabytes multiply your x figure by 1.0E-9.

## How to convert terabytes to kilobytes

Alternatively, you may want to know how many kilobytes there are in x terabytes.

To convert from terabytes to kilobytes multiply your x figure by 1000000000.

As part of your answer checking process, select the appropriate unit from each 'select' box in the converter tool at the top of the page, enter your figure (x) into the 'value to convert' box and click the 'Convert!' button.

### What is a kilobyte?

As you might have guessed, a kilobyte is commonly defined as consisting of 1,000 bytes. We should point out that its actual value is 1,024 bytes (or 2^10 bytes). Still, most say that this value is very similar to 10^3. It is for this reason that the International System of Units (SI) generally equates the kilobyte with 1,000 bytes. This also helps to somewhat simplify multiplication factors when dealing with such massive numbers. To put this another way, one kilobyte is 10 x 10 x 10 bytes. Although this might seem like a large figure, let's recall that most operating systems contain gigabytes of data capacity!

### What is a terabyte?

The terabyte is the current heavyweight of all data storage. The terabyte represents 1,000^4 bytes. In other words, it is the equivalent of one TRILLION bytes of information. This can also be expressed in more technical terms as 1,024^4 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes. Thanks to advances in storage and processing power, the terabyte is now commonly seen in external hard drives and other systems which provide massive amounts of memory space. As the world of computing continues to advance, it will be interesting to see how far these massive figures will rise!