This question already has an answer here:
- meters measures distances or lengthes,
- volt measures tension or voltage, ,
- kelvin measures temperature,
- second measures time,
- ampere measures electric current,
- kilogram measures mass,
But what measures the "Byte" unit ? I'm looking for a word that would take the same place than mass takes for kilogram, but for Byte (or bit, as 8 bit makes a Byte.). There's only very unspecific terms that springs to my mind (size, capacity, ...):
- My file is 3.2 KB in
<fill the blank>?
- My hard drive has a
<fill the blank>of 2TB.
- Byte measures
<fill the blank>.
Could it be information ? But the word alone doesn't seem to refer to something that can be measured. And you don't use it as naturally. For example, in a technical specification you could see:
- mass: 3kg
- temperature: 2°
- voltage: 3V
<fill the blank>: 3TB
But what would you use here in front of "3TB" for instance ? It seems we must use 2 words, for example: "information size". But even this doesn't seem so natural.
Have you any word suggestions that I've might missed, references on this topic, if not, do you know other units that don't have a proper word to name what they measures ?
Edit: I'm a software developer and I know relatively well what a Byte measures. I'm looking for a specific English word that could be used as naturally as you would use the word "mass" to qualify what you measure when you say "3 kilograms".