What Does Yobibyte Mean?

A yobibyte (YiB) is a unit of digital information storage used to denote the size of data. It is equivalent to 280, or 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176, bytes and equal to 1,024 zebibytes.


Techopedia Explains Yobibyte

Yobibyte is related to a yottabyte, which is equal to 1024, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, bytes. The "yobi" prefix was not an original part of the binary prefixes system, but was added in August 2005 by the International Electrotechnical Commission.


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