Convert gigabyte (GB) to byte (B)
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Definition and details for gigabyte (GB):
Gigabyte (GB) is a unit of information equal to 10003 bytes, defined by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in December 1998. However, when referred to main memory or RAM capacity GB is equal to 10243 bytes, but this should now be called a gibibyte.
Definition and details for byte (B):
Byte is a unit of digital information in computing and telecommunications. It is an ordered collection of bits, in which each bit can be 1 or 0. Byte is the basic addressable element in many computer architectures because it is used to encode a character of text in a computer. The size of a byte is typically hardware dependent, but the modern standard is 8 bits, as this is a convenient power of 2.