(1) When decimal notation is used, giga stands for 10 to the 9th power. For example, a gigavolt is 1,000,000,000 volts.
(2) When applied to computers, which use the binary notation system, giga represents 2 to the 30th power, which is 1,073,741,824, a little more than 1 billion. A gigabyte, therefore, is about 1.073 billion bytes.
(1) When used to describe data storage, 1,024 megabits. (2) When used to describe data transfer rates, it refers to 10 to the 9th power (1,000,000,000) bits. Gigabit is abbreviated Gb, as opposed to gigabyte, which is abbreviated GB.
2 to the 30th power (1,073,741,824) bytes. One gigabyte is equal to 1,024 megabytes. Gigabyte is often abbreviated as G or GB.
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