### Major Differences between Gigabyte and Gibibyte

Gigabyte | Gibibyte |
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Unit symbol : GB | Unit symbol : GiB |

A Decimal Unit defined by International System of Units (SI) | A Binary Unit defined by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) |

defined as 10^{9} or 1000^{3} Bytes | defined as 2^{30} or 1024^{3} Bytes |

equal to 1,000,000,000 Bytes | equal to 1,073,741,824 Bytes |

### What is Gigabyte (GB)?

As per International System of Units (SI), the prefix giga means 10^{9}.
Therefore, one gigabyte is 1,000,000,000 or One Billion bytes. Gigabyte is represented by **GB**.

The Hard disk manufactures often mention the capacity of the drives in Gigabytes.( 128GB, 256GB, 500GB etc.)

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### What is Gibibyte (GiB)?

**Gibi** is one of the binary prefix defined by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 1988. The unit symbol for Gibibyte is **GiB**.
The value of gibi is 2^{20} , there for one Gibibyte is equal to 1,073,741,824 Bytes. You can see this is comparatively larger than 1 GB.

So if we convert the size of above Hard disk drives (128GB, 250GB, 500GB) to Gibibyte, that will be ~119.2GiB, ~238.4GiB, ~465.7GiB respectively.

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### Convert Gigabyte(GB) to Gibibyte(GiB) and vice versa

Use below tools to convert from Gigabyte(GB) to Gibibyte(GiB) or vice versa.