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# Binary Prefix Converter

Last updated: Saturday, April 29, 2023

Binary prefixes are a set of prefixes used in the field of computing and digital technology to indicate multiples of a byte. These prefixes are based on powers of 2 rather than the decimal system used by the International System of Units (SI). The most commonly used binary prefixes include:

Kilo- (symbol: Ki-) = 2^10 = 1,024

Mega- (symbol: Mi-) = 2^20 = 1,048,576

Giga- (symbol: Gi-) = 2^30 = 1,073,741,824

Tera- (symbol: Ti-) = 2^40 = 1,099,511,627,776

Peta- (symbol: Pi-) = 2^50 = 1,125,899,906,842,624

Exa- (symbol: Ei-) = 2^60 = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976

Zetta- (symbol: Zi-) = 2^70 = 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424

Yotta- (symbol: Yi-) = 2^80 = 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176

Binary prefixes are commonly used in the context of digital storage and data transfer rates. For example, a file size of 1,024 bytes would be expressed as 1 KiB (kibibyte), while a data transfer rate of 1,000,000,000 bits per second would be expressed as 1 Gbps (gigabits per second).

It's worth noting that binary prefixes are not recognized by the International System of Units (SI), which uses decimal prefixes based on powers of 10. To avoid confusion, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) recommends using the terms kibibyte, mebibyte, gibibyte, etc. instead of kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, etc. when referring to binary multiples of a byte.

Total number of units: base units (9) - derived units (0)
Total possible conversions: base units (72) - derived units (0)
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exbi
[ Ei ]
gibi
[ Gi ]
kibi
[ Ki ]
mebi
[ Mi ]
one
[ _ ]
pebi
[ Pi ]
tebi
[ Ti ]
yobi
[ Yi ]
zebi
[ Zi ]
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