1024 is meant by the binary prefix kibi; hence 1 kibibyte is 1024 bytes. The component symbol for the kibibyte is KiB. A kibibyte is 1,024 bytes and precedes the Mebibyte unit of measurement.

The unit was established by the international electrosurgical commission (IEC) in 1998, has been accepted for use by all major standards organizations, and is part of the international system of quantities.

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The hard disk was invented on September 13, 1956 by IBM team led by Rey Johnson (considered as “father” of the disk drive). Earlier hard disk drives were large and cumbersome devices.