A byte was a unit of computer storage.
When the Bynars performed a computer core dump from Bynaus in the USS Enterprise-D, they filled every byte of free space in the starship's computer core. (TNG: "11001001")
Comparative list of storage measurement Edit
- Gigabyte = 1 billion bytes
According to TNG: "The Measure Of A Man", Data was built with the ultimate storage capacity of 800 quadrillion bits. At 8 bits per byte, it can be calculated that Data has 100,000 terabytes of memory.