Gibibit

Summary

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  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

The gibibit (symbol Gibit) 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]

1 gibibit = 230 bits = 1073741824bits = 1024mebibits[3]

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

See also

References

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