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How many gigabyte in 1 kibibit? The answer is 1.28E-7.
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The main non-SI unit for computer data storage is the byte.
1 byte is equal to 1.0E-9 gigabyte, or 0.0078125 kibibit.
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›› Definition: Gigabyte

The SI prefix "giga" represents a factor of 109, or in exponential notation, 1E9.

So 1 gigabyte = 109 bytes.

The definition of a byte is as follows:

A byte is the basic unit of measurement of information storage in computer science. In many computer architectures it is a unit of memory addressing, consisting of 8 bits.

Since computer memory comes in base two rather than 10, a large portion of the software and computer industry use binary estimates of the SI-prefixed quantities, while producers of computer storage devices prefer the SI values. This is why a computer hard drive advertised with a "100 GB" decimal storage capacity actually contains no more than 93 GB of 8-bit (power of 2) addressable storage.


›› Definition: Kibibit

A kibibit (a contraction of kilo binary digit) is a unit of information or computer storage, abbreviated Kibit, or sometimes Kib. (Note that the abbreviation is capitalized, while kbit is not.) It is equal to 128 bytes.


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