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A byte is 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 starships computer core. (TNG: "11001001")

Comparative list of storage measurement

Gigabyte = 1 billion bytes
This would more commonly be described as three terabytes.
XB (exact size unknown)
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 petabytes, or 100,000,000 gigabytes, of memory. (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")
The term "byte" was apparently replaced by "quad" when the Federation started using a different computer language other than binary, which uses two numerals instead of four.

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