giga·​byte | \ ˈji-gə-ˌbīt How to pronounce gigabyte (audio) , ˈgi- How to pronounce gigabyte (audio) \

Definition of gigabyte

: 1024 megabytes or 1,073,741,824 bytes also : one billion bytes

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Luckily, as our digital lives have grown so have the gigabytes that can store them. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Our Favorite External Hard Drive Is 60% Off Right Now," 15 Apr. 2019 In total, Graham says the Internet Archive adds four petabytes of information per year (that's four million gigabytes, for context). Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "The Internet’s keepers? “Some call us hoarders—I like to say we’re archivists”," 7 Oct. 2018 The company said in a recent regulatory filing that its prime customers on unlimited plans download 16 gigabytes of data each month on average, which is well ahead of industry benchmarks. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "T-Mobile, Sprint Add Customers as They Push Toward Merger," 1 Aug. 2018 Square’s tablet has 16 gigabytes of flash memory but hardly any internal storage, since it isn’t meant to have anything stored on it. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "How Square Made Its Own iPad Replacement," 18 June 2018 Google Drive sells 100 gigabytes of storage for $2 a month. Douglas Macmillan, WSJ, "Android Antitrust Decision Threatens to Shake Mobile Industry, Google Business Model," 18 July 2018 Today Amazon is discounting those digital safety nets from SanDisk and Western Digital with a wide variety of gigabytes capacities and storage tech to suit a wide range of devices. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Get Some Extra Space With Today's SanDisk Memory Storage Sale," 27 Feb. 2019 In 2018, Steam delivered more than 15 exabytes of data, or a billion gigabytes. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Call of Duty's battle royale is free-to-try, Steam moved 15 exabytes of data in 2018," 18 Jan. 2019 Over the course of the hacking campaign, the group accessed at least 90 computers and stole hundreds of gigabytes of data, according to the charging document. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Chinese hackers charged with stealing data from NASA, IBM, and others," 20 Dec. 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gigabyte

: a unit of computer information equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes


giga·​byte | \ ˈji-gə-ˌbīt How to pronounce gigabyte (audio) , ˈgi-\

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: a unit of computer information storage capacity equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes

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