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  Kibibyte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A kibibyte (a contraction of kilo binary byte) is a unit of information or computer storage, abbreviated KiB (never "kiB").
The kibibyte is closely related to the kilobyte, which can be used either as a synonym for kibibyte or to refer to 10
kibibyte has evolved to refer exclusively to 1,024 bytes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kibibyte   (174 words)

  
 Definition of Kibibyte
A kibibyte is a unit of data storage that equals 2 to the 10th power, or 1,024 bytes.
While a kilobyte can be estimated as 10^3 or 1,000 bytes, a kibibyte is exactly 1,024 bytes.
A kibibyte is 1,024 bytes and precedes the mebibyte unit of measurement.
www.sharpened.net /glossary/definition.php?kibibyte   (72 words)

  
 Learn Bandwidth Online - Data Type converter
One of the most confusing problems regarding PC statistics and measurements, where people misuse kibibytes as kilobytes because, the computers are more widely used nowadays, so the binary nature of digital computer lends them to think kilobyte as 1024.
As a unit of computer storage, i.e., in Binary, the kilobyte is usually equal to 1024 bytes, this should be called as kibibyte.
Kibibyte is a unit of information or computer storage, which are used to measure memory capacity.A kibibyte or KiB is approximately 1024 bytes(2
www.easycalculation.com /learn-bandwidth.php   (462 words)

  
 ATVCi.net | Bits and Bytes : Whats the deal?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Instead of using the metric prefixes for multiples in binary code, the new IEC standard invented specific prefixes for binary multiples made up of only the first two letters of the metric prefixes and adding the first two letters of the word "binary".
Thus, for instance, instead of Kilobyte (KB) or Gigabyte (GB), the new terms would be kibibyte (KiB) or gibibyte (GiB).
In the metric system the "k" or "kilo" prefix is always lowercase but since these binary uses are not properly metric, it has become standard to use an uppercase "K" for the binary form.
www.atvci.net /bitsandbytes.html   (779 words)

  
 Units: K
Thus 1024 bytes of storage is officially a kibibyte, not a kilobyte.
As a unit of computer storage, however, the kilobyte is usually equal to 1024 bytes, although this should now be called a kibibyte.
The ambiguity arises because there are two "calories" in common use, identified in this dictionary as the calorie (the small or gram calorie equal to 4.1868 kilojoules) and the Calorie (the large or kilogram calorie equal to 4.1868 megajoules).
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictK.html   (3897 words)

  
 [Rails-core] Are you a kilobyte or a kibibyte person?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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On 13 jun 2006, at 18.08, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote: > Much as I admire the kibibyte concept, I have never seen *anyone* > using this in real life.
lists.rubyonrails.org /pipermail/rails-core/2006-June/001686.html   (202 words)

  
 COMING TO TERMS WITH BYTES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The new term "kibibyte" will more accurately describe the number of bytes in a kilobyte -- rather than being 1,000, as could be inferred by the prefix "kilo," a kilobyte actually has 1,024 (2 to the 10th power) bytes.
The metric prefixes currently employed -- kilo, mega, giga, etc. -- accumulate as a power of 10, rather than the binary system used in computer code.
A kibibyte, therefore, equals 2 to the 10th power, or 1,024 bytes.
helios.augustana.edu /~dr/kibibytes.html   (370 words)

  
 ZedneWeb: Posts for August 28, 2002
Thus, 1024 bytes would be a kibibyte and 1 048 576 bytes would be a mebibyte and so forth.
The latter problem is reduced when using their symbols, such as KiB for a kibibyte, but inertia is an extremely powerful force.
Creating unambiguous prefixes is a good idea, though, as right now we’re in a situation where “kilobyte” means different things depending on who measures things.
www.eyrie.org /~zednenem/2002/08/28   (470 words)

  
 Kilopost [Archive] - DriverHeaven.net
Jan 17, 2003, 05:38 AM A kilobyte is most definitely 1024 bytes - reformist bastards with no sense of linguistic aesthetics call kilobytes kibibytes (which totally ruins the sound man!)...
A kilobyte is most definitely 1024 bytes - reformist bastards with no sense of linguistic aesthetics call kilobytes kibibytes (which totally ruins the sound man!)...
Therefore, kilobyte actually does mean 1,000 bytes (10^3) because it is a base-10 value, while kibibyte is 1,024 bytes (2^10) because of its binary nature.
www.driverheaven.net /archive/index.php/t-9546.html   (866 words)

  
 Kibibyte - One Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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According to the International Electrotechnical Commission a kibibyte (a contraction of kilo binary byte) is a unit of information or computer storage.
The kibibyte is closely related to the kilobyte, which is almost always used as a synonym for kibibyte, but can also refer to 10
www.onelang.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Kibibyte   (105 words)

  
 kibibyte - OneLook Dictionary Search
We found 5 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word kibibyte:
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Kibibyte : Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics [home, info]
www.onelook.com /cgi-bin/cgiwrap/bware/dofind.cgi?word=kibibyte   (86 words)

  
 PC World - Letters to PC World, December 2003
A kilobyte (KB) normally means 1000, but a kibibyte (KiB) = 1024, according to the International Electrotechnical Commission standard.
Manufacturers are using the correct notation, as they are calculating the hard-drive size (unformatted) using the old standard (metric).
When a PC or operating system calculates a drive's capacity, the result will be a multiple of 1024 (1 kibibyte), but it uses metric notation such as gigabyte rather than gibibyte.
www.pcworld.com /article/id,112899-page,2-c,consumeradvice/article.html   (407 words)

  
 One kibibyte? » Blog - netjeff.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
They defined the prefix kibi- to mean 1024.
So now you can say kibibyte if you mean 1024 bytes.
To prevent automated spam in comments, you need to answer this silly question.
www.netjeff.com /blog/pivot/entry.php?id=103   (100 words)

  
 WebDeveloper.com - filesize
Didn't US congress declare the size of a kilobyte was 1024?
and by the way, maybe they did..but then they did something wrong, the actual unit that represents 1024 bytes is 1 Kibibyte.
originally a kilobyte was 1024 bytes, the only reason kibibyte came into existence is because storage device manufacturers have conveniently forgotten the extra 24 bytes when advertising their storage devices, therefore gulling the public into believing they were buying larger storage devices than they actually were.
www.webdeveloper.com /forum/printthread.php?t=85499   (324 words)

  
 AnandTech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
What they are talking about is, in fact, a Kibibyte (2^10 Bytes.) This inconsistency causes problems because when people start talking about computer storage - Kilo is suddenly used incorrectly to mean “2^10” rather than the proper “10^3.”
The difference between a Kilobyte and a Kibibyte is 24 bytes (2^10 – 10^3,) an amount very few people are going to notice or care about.
There have been movements to see KiB, MiB and GiB units introduced in storage to represent Kibibytes, Mibibytes and Gibibytes respectively.
www.anandtech.com /guides/viewfaq.html?i=136   (589 words)

  
 Kilo Byte - Waikato Linux Users Group
1,000 Bytes, but commonly refers to 1,024 Bytes which is actually called a KibiByte.
However, this distinction has not been adopted in practice; with very near certainty, the term KiloByte is always used to refer to 1,024 Bytes.
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www.wlug.org.nz /KiloByte   (172 words)

  
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Posted in All Buzz Forum, Oct 6, 2006 7:49 PM Guess how many bytes a kilobyte refers to?
From today I know that a kibibyte refers to 1024 bytes and a kilobyte to 1000.
Posted in Java Buzz Forum, Oct 6, 2006 7:49 PM Guess how many bytes a kilobyte refers to?
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(I'm not certain if I have the correct definition of all your information units.) Needs[Miscellaneous`V4ExtendUnits`] InstallNewUnit /@ {kibibyte -> 1024*Byte, mibibyte -> 1024^2*Byte, gibibyte -> 1024^3*Byte}; NewUnitRules {kibibyte -> 8192.*Bit, mibibyte -> 8.388608*^6*Bit, gibibyte -> 8.589934592*^9*Bit} kibibyte // ToUnit[Byte] 1024.
kibibyte 32.5 gibibyte // ToUnit[{Byte, Bit}] {3.489660928*^10*Byte, 2.7917287424*^11*Bit} But I didn't check for Bit as a base unit in the old package and updated it for this today.
So you must use a 9 Sep 2005 or later version.
www.grahamkendall.net /Mathematica/mm-739.txt   (2819 words)

  
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