computer memory unit

Definitions of computer memory unit
  1. noun
    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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