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Byte-sized graphic guide to data storage

Byte-sized guide to data storage
How much data is stored in everything from your phone to sperm? Our infographic compares the information sources around... and inside us.

Information is everywhere – whether it’s digital information in our devices, analogue content in books, or biological data encoded in our cells. But how do they compare in terms of storage amount? How have our means of storing information grown over the decades? And do you know what a zettabyte or a yottabyte is?

Thankfully, we’re here to help with our infographic guide to data storage.

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