Gibibit

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Multiples of bits
Decimal
Value Metric
1000 kbit kilobit
10002 Mbit megabit
10003 Gbit gigabit
10004 Tbit terabit
10005 Pbit petabit
10006 Ebit exabit
10007 Zbit zettabit
10008 Ybit yottabit
Binary
Value IEC JEDEC
1024 Kibit kibibit Kbit kilobit
10242 Mibit mebibit Mbit megabit
10243 Gibit gibibit Gbit gigabit
10244 Tibit tebibit -
10245 Pibit pebibit -
10246 Eibit exbibit -
10247 Zibit zebibit -
10248 Yibit yobibit -

The gibibit is a multiple of the bit, a unit of information, prefixed by the standards-based multiplier gibi (symbol Gi), a binary prefix meaning 230.[1][2] The unit symbol of the gibibit is Gibit.

1 gibibit = 230 bits = 1073741824bits = 1,024 mebibits[3]

The gibibit is closely related to the gigabit, the corresponding unit using the metric prefix giga, which is 109 bits.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC 60027-2 (2000-11) Ed. 2.0
  2. ^ A.J. Thor (2000). "Prefixes for binary multiples" (PDF). Metrologica 37 (81): 81. doi:10.1088/0026-1394/37/1/12. 
  3. ^ Definitions of the SI units: The binary prefixes