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  Gigabyte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This measure can be abbreviated as GiB (gibibyte) to avoid ambiguity, as defined in IEC 60027-2.
A terabyte is either equal to 1024 gigabytes or to 1000 gigabytes depending on the usages.
To clarify the distinction between decimal and binary prefixes, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a standards body, in 1997 proposed short unions of the International System of Units (SI) prefixes with the word "binary".
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Gigabyte   (349 words)

 Gigabyte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
This is the definition most often used in computer engineering, computer science, computer programming, and almost all computer operating systems.
It has been suggested that this measure can be abbreviated as GiB (gibibyte) to avoid ambiguity, as defined in IEC 60027-2 but is seldomly done.
Likewise, a terabyte is either equal to 1024 gigabytes or to 1000 gigabytes depending on the usages.
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Gigabyte   (503 words)

 Talk:gigabyte - Wiktionary
the rewording "imprecisely, a gibibyte" is strictly correct, but it wasn't what I was going after.
The point is that, in the usual case that people care more about the order of magnitude than the exact quantity, "gigabyte" is the term thrown around.
In such usage it means "either a gigabyte or a gibibyte, don't care which." I would suspect that a fair number of people who use the term this way know that there is a distinction but aren't familiar with the term "gibibyte".
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Talk:Gigabyte   (102 words)

 The Old New Thing : How much is that gigabyte in the window?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
A kibibyte (KiB) is 1024 bytes, a mebibyte (MiB) is 1024 KiB, and a gibibyte (GiB) is 1024 MiB.
If I ever hear someone say "gibibyte" I will either assume they have a speech impediment, or are talking to a two year old in baby speak.
For example, a 2^30-byte drive (1 gibibyte --ptewy--) and a 10^10-byte drive (1 gigabyte) are argued to be close to the same size but you can't combine them in a RAID system.
blogs.msdn.com /oldnewthing/archive/2003/09/19/55024.aspx   (1914 words)

 Emuforums.com - DVDRW size? a little confused here..
There is 1000 mibibytes in a gibibyte, but 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte.
It assumes that Gibibytes are 1000 MEGAbytes, not 1000 MIBIbytes.
Actually, a gigabyte is 1000 megabytes and a gibibyte is 1024 megabytes.
www.ngemu.com /forums/showthread.php?t=54932   (686 words)

 GIGABYTE FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The IEC recommends that this unit should instead be called a gibibyte (abbreviated GiB), as it conflicts with SI units used for bus speeds and the like.
As a result of this confusion, the unadorned term gigabyte is useful only where just one digit of precision is required.
bytes would be called a ''gibibyte'' (GiB) while the use of gigabyte is deprecated in this context.
www.acculegal.com /gigabyte   (476 words)

 I've Got a Bigger Gigabyte Than You!
The number or bytes in a gibibyte, according to that reference, was 2 to the power 30 or:
In their justification for the gibibyte the IEC say there is confusion in the various fields, which is true.
In some cases users of the gibibyte even say it is an SI unit.
www.icpug.org.uk /national/features/050807fe.htm   (1048 words)

 Hard drive spac e...? at ResellerRatings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Microsoft's "gigabyte" is 1,073,741,824 bytes, thus it subtracts seven percent from the total of the drive.
But, Microsoft uses a different way to measure gigabytes(they're actually gibibytes) so that's why you "lost" some 6GB from your hard drive.
The funny(and confusing) thing is that while microsoft uses gibibytes, they actually call or label them as 'gigabytes' and that throws alot of people off.
www.resellerratings.com /forum/showthread.php?threadid=80275   (515 words)

 DriverHeaven.net - View Single Post - I need rock-solid evidence real fast guyz
1GB can mean either "gigabyte" or "gibibyte", depending on who's saying it.
Gibibyte: the 'bi' in there is for binary, so it's binary style (2^10 instead of 1000) - 1,073,741,824 bytes (1024 mebibytes*)
and most computer users mean gibibyte when they say GB (even though they call it a "gigabyte" anyway).
www.driverheaven.net /showpost.php?p=179136&postcount=4   (254 words)

 gibibyte - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
We found 2 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word gibibyte:
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "gibibyte" is defined.
Gibibyte : Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=gibibyte   (77 words)

 Giga Byte - Waikato Linux Users Group
1,000 MegaBytes, but commonly refers to 1,024 MebiBytes which is actually called a GibiByte.
However, this distinction has not been adopted in practice, so it's often unclear what exact capacity is meant by a particular mention of GigaByte.
When referring to RAM sizes it usually means a GibiByte.
www.wlug.org.nz /GigaByte   (161 words)

 Gibibyte -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
A gibibyte is a unit of (A message received and understood) information or (An electronic memory device) computer storage.
(Click link for more info and facts about mebibyte) mebibyte << gibibyte << (Click link for more info and facts about tebibyte) tebibyte
The gibibyte is closely related to the (A unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes) gigabyte, which can either be a synonym for gibibyte, or refer to 10
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gi/gibibyte.htm   (137 words)

 Hard Drive Size
117240 MB, equal to 117.24 Gigabyte or 109.1883 Gibibyte (Given MB refers to Megabyte and not Mebibyte), the value I get when I add the size of my primary partition and the extended (light blue) on PartitionMagic
117239 MB, equal to 117.239 Gigabyte or 109.1873 Gibibyte (Again assuming MB stands for Megabyte), What PartitionMagic says the size of the drive is
If anyone here knows of a program that can tell me the exact size of my hard drive, preferably in bytes (that will be least confusing), it would be much appreciated and if not:
www.pro-networks.org /forum/about27904.html   (942 words)

 iqexpand.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
1024 gibibytes = 1 tebibyte << 1024 tebibytes = 1 pebibyte
The tebibyte is closely related to the terabyte, which can either be a synonym for tebibyte, or refer to 10
tebibyte, gibibyte, mebibyte, kibybyte, byte (octet), Conversions Area Capacity and Volume Circular measure Computer storage Currency Distance and Length Energy and Work Fuel Consumption Mass and Weight Power...
tebibyte.iqexpand.com   (334 words)

 A Change in Terminology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
A new standard for measurements of data was proposed in 1995 by the International Organization for Standardization, and approved and in use according to The NIST Reference (see
http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html It clears up the problem of there being now THREE different values used for a "Megabyte" in particular, and the similar confusion with Kilobyte, Gigabyte, etc. It does this by creating a new "binary" set of measurements so "Giga-Binary-byte (Gibibyte or GI byte) will be defined as different than "Gigabyte".
Remains as an artifact of marketing types trying to dumb-down the general population to their own sub par mental capacities.
eies.njit.edu /~kevin/powers/newstd.html   (317 words)

 Re: For American numbers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Google for the usage of the above and you'll find the following ratios for the numbers of pages that use the two forms:
kibibyte vs. kilobyte: 1:60 (impressively high, I admit) mebibyte vs. megabyte: 1:234 gibibyte vs. gigabyte: 1:2082
I strongly suspect that the vast majority of the former set of pages are of the form "use this instead of kilo!", but perhaps I really have been asleep while much of the computing world converted.
www.mail-archive.com /python-list@python.org/msg13794.html   (189 words)

 hdd capacity question - Notebookforums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
But, of course, convention (and the fact that saying "gibibyte" makes you sound like a baby) has led us to use gigabyte as the operating systems understand it.
FYI, this is common practice with most forms of memory.
Actually, the GiB is in the process of being corrupted to mean 10^9 as well.
www.notebookforums.com /showthread.php?t=7178   (2568 words)

 Cactus2000: Converter for data transfer
Read the result for example in the field in the row "GiB (2
), Gibibyte" and the column "/ h" (4.191 GiB/h).
Converter for bits and bytes: A number of units for binary and decimal multiples.
www.cactus2000.de /uk/unit/massbit.shtml   (375 words)

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