Gigabyte vs Gibibyte - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between gigabyte and gibibyte

is that gigabyte is (si) 109, one billion (1,000,000,000) bytes, as opposed to a gibibyte si symbol: gb while gibibyte is (computing) strictly, 230 (1,073,741,824) bytes, as opposed to a gigabyte.

gigabyte

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.
  • (computing, colloquial) Imprecisely, a gibibyte or 10243 (1,073,741,824) bytes. SI symbol: GiB, computing symbol: GB.
  • Coordinate terms

    * Previous: megabyte * Next: terabyte

    Synonyms

    * gig

    References

    * The IEC explanation of its definitions ----

    gibibyte

    English

    Noun

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

    * The IEC explanation of its definitions