What is Zebibyte?

Zebibyte is a unit of measurement that has been used for data storage. The prefix “zebi” comes from the Greek word meaning “10 to the power of 21”. A zebibyte is exactly 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424 or 270 bytes.

Some people use the word zebibyte instead of zettabyte. One byte is equal to 8 bits. A zettabyte is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. Some people just added the “zebi” prefix in 2005.

“Zebi” is a term that was created by the International Electrotechnical Commission and it just came to be in August 2005. It wasn’t part of the binary prefixes system.

Data transfer speeds are measured in bytes per second, and so 1 zebibyte would be equal to 1 byte per second while 10 zebibytess would equal 10 bytes per second.

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