computer memory unit

Definitions of computer memory unit
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n a unit for measuring computer memory

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nibble, nybble
a small byte
byte
a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information
sector
the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes
block
(computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted
allocation unit
a group of sectors on a magnetic disk that can be reserved for the use of a particular file
partition
(computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit
word
a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory
K, KB, KiB, kB, kibibyte, kilobyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes
K, KB, kB, kilobyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes
kb, kbit, kilobit
a unit of information equal to 1000 bits
kibibit, kibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 bits
M, MB, MiB, mebibyte, megabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibytes or 2^20 (1,048,576) bytes
M, MB, megabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobytes or 10^6 (1,000,000) bytes
Mb, Mbit, megabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobits or 10^6 (1,000,000) bits
Mibit, mebibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibits or 2^20 (1,048,576) bits
G, GB, GiB, gibibyte, gigabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes
G, GB, gigabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 megabytes or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bytes
Gb, Gbit, gigabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 megabits or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bits
Gibit, gibibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibits or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bits
TB, TiB, tebibyte, terabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 gibibytes or 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes
TB, terabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabytes or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bytes
Tb, Tbit, terabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabits or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bits
Tibit, tebibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 gibibits or 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776) bits
PB, PiB, pebibyte, petabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 tebibytes or 2^50 bytes
PB, petabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 terabytes or 10^15 bytes
Pb, Pbit, petabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 terabits or 10^15 bits
Pibit, pebibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 tebibits or 2^50 bits
EB, EiB, exabyte, exbibyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 pebibytes or 2^60 bytes
EB, exabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 petabytes or 10^18 bytes
Eb, Ebit, exabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 petabits or 10^18 bits
Eibit, exbibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 pebibits or 2^60 bits
ZB, ZiB, zebibyte, zettabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibytes or 2^70 bytes
ZB, zettabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 exabytes or 10^21 bytes
Zb, Zbit, zettabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 exabits or 10^21 bits
Zibit, zebibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibits or 2^70 bits
YB, YiB, yobibyte, yottabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 zebibytes or 2^80 bytes
YB, yottabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 zettabytes or 10^24 bytes
Yb, Ybit, yottabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 zettabits or 10^24 bits
Yibit, yobibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 zebibits or 2^80 bits
bad block
(computer science) a block (usually one sector) that cannot reliably hold data
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unit, unit of measurement
any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

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