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gigabyte

(unit)
2^30 = 1,073,741,824 bytes = 1024 megabytes.

Roughly the amount of data required to encode a human gene sequence (including all the redundant codons).

See prefix.

gigabyte

(1) One billion bytes. Also GB, Gbyte and G-byte. See giga, space/time and never say.

(2) (Gigabyte Technology Company Ltd., New Taipei City, Taiwan, www.gigabyte.com) A manufacturer of x86 motherboards, graphics cards, PCs and peripherals. Gigabyte was founded by Pei-Cheng Yeh in 1986.
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To meet the backup requirements of users with workstations and small PC servers, Seagate's Hornet(R) Travan drives provide compressed capacities of up to 20 Gbytes.
Scorpion Digital Data Storage (DDS) drives and autoloaders with capacities of up to 240 Gbytes are suited for a wide range of platforms including large PC servers and Unix workstations.
Seagate's Viper 200 has been engineered as a best-in-class drive with the highest announced compressed data transfer rate of more than 110 Gbytes per hour and a compressed per-cartridge capacity of up to 200 Gbytes.
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Doubling the capacity of LTO Ultrium 2 tape drives, the Certance CL 800 provides up to 800 Gbytes of data protection per cartridge, with backup speeds of up to 490 Gbytes per hour.
The V169 features two Mbytes of L2 cache, four Gbytes of RAM, and a wealth of standard high-speed I/O, networking, graphics and mass storage options.
With over 17 Gbytes of capacity combined with Seagate's renowned ease-of-integration, the Medalist 17240 offers best-in-class performance and quality.
The TapeStor Travan NS 20 features up to 20 Gbytes of capacity (10 Gbytes native) and a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating of 330,000 hours at a 20-percent duty cycle, the highest in the industry.
Certance CL 400H has LTO 2 Ultrium format capacities of up to 400 Gbytes of data protection per cartridge with backup speeds of up to 144 Gbytes per hour.