gibibyte vs gigabyte what difference

what is difference between gibibyte and gigabyte

English

Etymology

gibi- +‎ byte

Noun

gibibyte (plural gibibytes)

  1. (computing) Strictly, 230 (1,073,741,824) bytes, as opposed to a gigabyte.

Translations

References

  • The IEC explanation of its definitions


English

Etymology

giga- +‎ byte

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɪɡəbaɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɪɡəbaɪt/, /ˈdʒɪɡəbaɪt/

Noun

gigabyte (plural gigabytes)

  1. (SI) 109, one billion (1,000,000,000) bytes. SI symbol: GB
    • 1981, IBM, IBM 3380 Direct Access Storage Description and User’s Guide, page 1
      The IBM 3380 Direct Access Storage is a disk storage device with a storage capacity of 2.5 gigabytes (billion bytes) per unit, an increase of almost four times the capacity of the IBM 3350 Direct Access Storage.
  2. (computing) a gibibyte or 10243 (1,073,741,824) bytes.

Synonyms

  • GB,
  • gig

Coordinate terms

  • Previous: megabyte
  • Next: terabyte

Related terms

  • gibibyte
  • gigabit

Translations

References

  • The IEC explanation of its definitions

Czech

Alternative forms

  • gigabajt

Etymology

giga- +‎ byte

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡɪɡabajt]

Noun

gigabyte m

  1. gigabyte

Further reading

  • byte in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

Italian

Etymology

giga- +‎ byte

Noun

gigabyte m (invariable)

  1. (computing) gigabyte

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English gigabyte.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌʒiɡaˈbajt(ʃ)(i)/

Noun

gigabyte m (plural gigabytes)

  1. (computing) gigabyte (one billion bytes)

Synonyms

  • Abbreviations: GB, giga

Coordinate terms

  • Multiples of the byte: kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte, petabyte, exabyte, zettabyte, yottabyte

Related terms

  • gigabit
  • gibibyte

Spanish

Noun

gigabyte m (plural gigabytes)

  1. gigabyte

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