Gigabyte vs Petabyte - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between gigabyte and petabyte

is that gigabyte is gigabyte (one billion bytes) while petabyte is petabyte (1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes).

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.
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    Synonyms

    * gig

    References

    * The IEC explanation of its definitions ----

    petabyte

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia petabyte) (en noun)
  • (SI) One quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) bytes. SI symbol: PB.
  • (computing) 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes or 10245, or 250. This capacity may be expressed unambiguously as a pebibyte. SI symbol: PiB, computing symbol: PB.
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