A gigabit is a unit of information or computer storage, abbreviated Gbit (or Gb).
The gigabit is closely related to the gibibit, which is unambiguously equal to 230 bits = 1,073,741,824 bits.
Note that the difference between a billion bits and a gibibit is greater than 7%. This is sufficient to make it economically compelling to represent certain classes of storage devices in (true) gigabits or gigabytes rather than gibibits/gibibytes. RAM and flash chips are usually required to have a capacity that is a power of two, but other devices like hard disk drives need not.
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