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mebi (Mi)

Mebi is a prefix for multi- digit numbers. The mebi (Mi) is a prefix standardized by the International Electrotechnical Commission( IEC 60027-2), based on the exponentiation of the dual system. The megabinary, mebi, corresponds to a value of `2^20`, i.e. 1,048, 576.

Storage capacities should be specified in mebibytes (MiB) if the standard is used as a basis. There is a difference of 4.9% between a mebibyte, which corresponds to 1.048576 megabytes, and a megabyte, which is based on the decimal system.

Prefixes for the dual system according to the

Prefixes for the dual system according to the "International System of Units (SI)

The advantage of the Mebi prefix (Mi) can be seen when specifying a data throughput on a data bus. Such a specification in megabytes per second( MB/s) is often provided with an addition that indicates the exponentiation system: referred to 1000 or referred to 1024. The correct specifications would be MB/s and MiB/s.

Englisch: mebi - Mi
Updated at: 22.01.2022
#Words: 144
Links: prefix, digit (DGT), international electrotechnical commission (IEC), system, 576
Translations: DE

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