symbols, acronyms & abbreviations

GB

gigabyte. Discouraged, although in common use. Taking giga- to mean 1 billion makes a gigabyte 1 billion bytes, while what is usually meant is 230 bytes. The preferable term is gibibyte (symbol giB), because it is unambiguously 1,073,741,824 bytes.

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