Gibibit

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, a unit of digital information storage, prefixed by the standards-based multiplier gibi (symbol

meaning 2

The gibibit is closely related to the gigabit

, the corresponding unit using the metric prefix giga, which is 10

**gibibit**is a multiple of the bitBit

A bit is the basic unit of information in computing and telecommunications; it is the amount of information stored by a digital device or other physical system that exists in one of two possible distinct states...

, a unit of digital information storage, prefixed by the standards-based multiplier gibi (symbol

*Gi*), a 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...

meaning 2

^{30}. The unit symbol of the gibibit is**Gibit**or**Gib**.- 1 gibibit = 2
^{30}bitBitA bit is the basic unit of information in computing and telecommunications; it is the amount of information stored by a digital device or other physical system that exists in one of two possible distinct states...

s = = 1,024 mebibitMebibitThe mebibit is a multiple of the bit, a unit of digital information storage, prefixed by the standards-based multiplier mebi , a binary prefix meaning 220...

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The gibibit is closely related to the gigabit

Gigabit

The gigabit is a multiple of the unit bit for digital information or computer storage. The prefix giga is defined in the International System of Units as a multiplier of 109 , and therefore...

, the corresponding unit using the metric prefix giga, which is 10

^{9}bits.