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Data Sizes

Data size refers to the amount of space or memory it takes to store or use specific data.  Some of the different measurements include:

- Bit: a binary unit (0 or 1) and the most basic unit of data
- Nibble: 4 bits (half a byte)
- Byte: a unit of measurement of storing information that equals 8 bits
- Gigabyte (GB)- equals 1,073,741,824 bytes (KB cubed)

From a bit to a petabyte, our data sizes dictionary offers a glossary of terms you should know.

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