What is the full form of GB?

What is the full form of GB?

The full form of GB is “GigaByte“. It is a unit used for digital information. It is a multiple of byte. The prefix giga means 109 in the International System of Units (SI). Therefore, one gigabyte (GB) is one billion bytes. This unit is used in places of science, engineering, business, computing, hard ware devices, tape capacities, and data transmission speed. One byte B consists of 8 bits and is equivalent to the unit of octet. There are many other units like MB and KB which are used to define the limit of data. MB stands for Mega Bytes and KB stands for Kilo Bytes.

Name Equal to Size (In bytes)
Bit 1 bit 1/8
Nibble 4 bits 1/2 (rare)
Byte 8 bits 1
Kilobyte 1024 bytes 1024
Megabyte 1, 024kilobytes 1, 048, 576
Gigabyte 1, 024 megabytes 1, 073, 741, 824
Terrabyte 1, 024 gigabytes 1, 099, 511, 627, 776
Petabyte 1, 024 terrabytes 1, 125, 899, 906, 842, 624
Exabyte 1, 024 petabytes 1, 152, 921, 504, 606, 846, 976
Zettabyte 1, 024 exabytes 1, 180, 591, 620, 717, 411, 303, 424
Yottabyte 1, 024 zettabytes 1, 208, 925, 819, 614, 629, 174, 706, 176