Full name: kilobyte
Plural form: kilobytes
Alternate spelling: kbyte
Category type: computer data storage
Scale factor: 1024
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A kilobyte is a unit of information or computer storage equal to 1024 bytes, assuming a binary system. This is not a standard SI definition, which would use kibibyte to represent 1024 bytes. However, most people have requested the more common usage, so the non-SI version is used on this site.