Mebibyte (MiB)

What is Mebibyte (MiB)?
A mebibyte (MiB) is a multiple of the standard byte. It represents a unit of digital information storage that is used to designate the size of the data. It corresponds to 220 or 1,048,576 bytes.
Mebibyte was introduced to replace the use of megabytes in computer contexts, where it is related to the definition of the term “mega” (International System of Units, IS). In other contexts, megabytes refers to 106 bytes. Most operating systems use mebibytes to report file and memory sizes. For example, Windows reports 220 bytes of file as 1 MB, while 106 reports only 976 KB. The mebibyte prefix was created by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in December 1998 to resolve the differences between these common uses.

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