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Template-table references removed from article, preserved here[edit]

Bit rates (Data-rate units)
Name Symbol Multiple
bit per second bit/s 1 1
Metric prefixes (SI)
kilobit per second kbit/s 103 10001
megabit per second Mbit/s 106 10002
gigabit per second Gbit/s 109 10003
terabit per second Tbit/s 1012 10004
Binary prefixes (IEC 80000-13)
kibibit per second Kibit/s 210 10241
mebibit per second Mibit/s 220 10242
gibibit per second Gibit/s 230 10243
tebibit per second Tibit/s 240 10244
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
Value  IEC  Legacy 
1024 Kibit kibibit Kbit Kb kilobit
10242 Mibit mebibit Mbit Mb megabit
10243 Gibit gibibit Gbit Gb gigabit
10244 Tibit tebibit Tbit Tb terabit
10245 Pibit pebibit
10246 Eibit exbibit
10247 Zibit zebibit
10248 Yibit yobibit
Orders of magnitude of data

table that was formerly in lede, preserved here[edit]

IEC Binary Prefixes
Prefix Symbol Multiplier
kibi Ki 210 1024
mebi Mi 220 10242
gibi Gi 230 10243
tebi Ti 240 10244
pebi Pi 250 10245
exbi Ei 260 10246
zebi Zi 270 10247
yobi Yi 280 10248
Based on this table we have a clue about binary prefix on meters:
  • 1024 meters is 1 KiM (not lower "kim")
  • 1024² meters is 1 MiM
  • ...
Krauss (talk) 10:08, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add a section about IEC prefix in other units[edit]

Not popular, but no problem (!). As in the example above, 1024 meters is 1 KiM; 1024² meters is 1 MiM, etc. A binary prefix is for it. Krauss (talk) 10:16, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]