Major Differences between Gigabyte and Gibibyte
|Unit symbol : GB||Unit symbol : GiB|
|A Decimal Unit||A Binary Unit|
|109 or 10003 Bytes||230 or 10243 Bytes|
|1,000,000,000 Bytes||1,073,741,824 Bytes|
|defined by International System of Units (SI)||defined by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)|
What is Gigabyte (GB)?
As per International System of Units (SI), the prefix giga means 109. 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 220 , 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.