Behold, the gigabyte Age: A gigabyte is the speed at which the human eye processes data to the brain, making life look seamless.
Users also require the bandwidth and patience to download large files (Flames of War is nearly a gigabyte).
1982, from giga- + byte.
A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 megabytes (230 bytes).
One billion bytes. See Note at megabyte.
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. (1995-09-29)