Gigabyte or Gibibyte (1000 or 1024)?

The sad fact is that it depends on who you ask. But computer terminology is slowly being aligned with normal terminology, in which kilo is 103 (1,000), mega is 106 (1,000,000), and giga is 109 (1,000,000,000).

This is reflected in the International System of Quantities and the International Electrotechnical Commission, which define gigabyte as 109 and use gibibyte for the computer-specific 1024 x 1024 x 1024 value.

The reason it “depends who you ask,” is that for many years, specifically in relation to “bytes” of storage, the prefixes kilo, mega, and giga meant 1024, 10242, and 10243. But that flies in the face of normal convention with regard to these prefixes. So again, computer terminology is being aligned with non-computer terminology.