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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} The mebibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The binary prefix mebi means 220, therefore one mebibyte is equal to {{#invoke:Gaps|main}}. The unit symbol for the mebibyte is MiB.

The unit was established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 1998.<ref>International Electrotechnical Commission (January 1999), IEC 60027-2 Amendment 2: Letter symbols to be used in electrical technology - Part 2: Telecommunications and electronics.[1]</ref> It was designed to replace the megabyte, which is still being used in many contexts to represent 220 bytes, which is incompatible with the definition of the prefix mega in the International System of Units (SI) as a multiplier of 106.

The binary prefixes have been accepted by all major standards organizations and are part of the International System of Quantities.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Many Linux distributions use the unit, but it is not yet widely published within the industry or media.<ref>Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott Mueller, Pg. 596, ISBN 0-7897-2974-1</ref><ref>The silicon web: physics for the Internet age, Michael G. Raymer, Pg. 40, ISBN 978-1-4398-0311-0</ref><ref>Knuth: Recent News. Cs-staff.stanford.edu. Retrieved on 2011-01-07.</ref><ref>Atwood, Jeff. (2007-09-10) Gigabyte: Decimal vs. Binary. Coding Horror. Retrieved on 2011-01-07.</ref>

{{#invoke:Navbar|navbar}} Multiples of bytes
Decimal
Value Metric
1000 kB kilobyte
10002 MB megabyte
10003 GB gigabyte
10004 TB terabyte
10005 PB petabyte
10006 EB exabyte
10007 ZB zettabyte
10008 YB yottabyte
Binary
Value IEC JEDEC
1024 KiB kibibyte KB kilobyte
10242 MiB mebibyte MB megabyte
10243 GiB gibibyte GB gigabyte
10244 TiB tebibyte
10245 PiB pebibyte
10246 EiB exbibyte
10247 ZiB zebibyte
10248 YiB yobibyte

Mebibyte sections
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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} The mebibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The binary prefix mebi means 220, therefore one mebibyte is equal to {{#invoke:Gaps|main}}. The unit symbol for the mebibyte is MiB.

The unit was established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 1998.<ref>International Electrotechnical Commission (January 1999), IEC 60027-2 Amendment 2: Letter symbols to be used in electrical technology - Part 2: Telecommunications and electronics.[1]</ref> It was designed to replace the megabyte, which is still being used in many contexts to represent 220 bytes, which is incompatible with the definition of the prefix mega in the International System of Units (SI) as a multiplier of 106.

The binary prefixes have been accepted by all major standards organizations and are part of the International System of Quantities.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Many Linux distributions use the unit, but it is not yet widely published within the industry or media.<ref>Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott Mueller, Pg. 596, ISBN 0-7897-2974-1</ref><ref>The silicon web: physics for the Internet age, Michael G. Raymer, Pg. 40, ISBN 978-1-4398-0311-0</ref><ref>Knuth: Recent News. Cs-staff.stanford.edu. Retrieved on 2011-01-07.</ref><ref>Atwood, Jeff. (2007-09-10) Gigabyte: Decimal vs. Binary. Coding Horror. Retrieved on 2011-01-07.</ref>

{{#invoke:Navbar|navbar}} Multiples of bytes
Decimal
Value Metric
1000 kB kilobyte
10002 MB megabyte
10003 GB gigabyte
10004 TB terabyte
10005 PB petabyte
10006 EB exabyte
10007 ZB zettabyte
10008 YB yottabyte
Binary
Value IEC JEDEC
1024 KiB kibibyte KB kilobyte
10242 MiB mebibyte MB megabyte
10243 GiB gibibyte GB gigabyte
10244 TiB tebibyte
10245 PiB pebibyte
10246 EiB exbibyte
10247 ZiB zebibyte
10248 YiB yobibyte

Mebibyte sections
Intro  Definition  History  See also  References  

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