Exbibyte

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The

(prefix

, a unit of digital information storage. The exbibyte unit symbol is

The exbibyte is closely related to the exabyte

, which is defined as 10

).

**exbibyte**is a standards-based binary multipleBinary prefix

In computing, a binary prefix is a specifier or mnemonic that is prepended to the units of digital information, the bit and the byte, to indicate multiplication by a power of 2...

(prefix

*exbi*, symbol*Ei*) of the byteByte

The byte is a unit of digital information in computing and telecommunications that most commonly consists of eight bits. Historically, a byte was the number of bits used to encode a single character of text in a computer and for this reason it is the basic addressable element in many computer...

, a unit of digital information storage. The exbibyte unit symbol is

**EiB**.- 1 exbibyte = 2
^{60}byteByteThe byte is a unit of digital information in computing and telecommunications that most commonly consists of eight bits. Historically, a byte was the number of bits used to encode a single character of text in a computer and for this reason it is the basic addressable element in many computer...

s = = 1,024 pebibytePebibyteThe pebibyte is a standards-based binary multiple of the byte, a unit of digital information storage. The pebibyte unit symbol is PiB....

s

The exbibyte is closely related to the exabyte

Exabyte

The exabyte is a unit of information or computer storage equal to one quintillion bytes . The unit symbol for the exabyte is EB...

, which is defined as 10

^{18}bytes = (see binary prefixBinary prefix

In computing, a binary prefix is a specifier or mnemonic that is prepended to the units of digital information, the bit and the byte, to indicate multiplication by a power of 2...

).

## See also

- SI prefixSI prefixThe International System of Units specifies a set of unit prefixes known as SI prefixes or metric prefixes. An SI prefix is a name that precedes a basic unit of measure to indicate a decadic multiple or fraction of the unit. Each prefix has a unique symbol that is prepended to the unit symbol...
- IEEE 1541IEEE 1541IEEE 1541-2002 is a standard issued by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers concerning the use of prefixes for binary multiples of units of measurement related to digital electronics and computing....
- Orders of magnitude (data)Orders of magnitude (data)An order of magnitude is generally a factor of ten. A quantity growing by four orders of magnitude implies it has grown by a factor of 10000 or 104. However, because computers are binary, orders of magnitude are sometimes given as powers of two....