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bit density

The number of bits that can be stored within a given physical area. See bpi.




A Memory Bit
This is one storage cell in an earlier 16-megabit DRAM memory chip. Although minuscule in overall capacity compared to today's memory, there were 16,777,216 of these cells in the chip, which was only a quarter of an inch square. (Image courtesy of IBM.)






bpi

(Bits Per Inch) The measurement of the number of bits stored in one linear inch of a track (storage channel) on a disk or tape. Bit density on magnetic disks has reached 800,000 bpi (800 Kbpi). See tpi, areal density and magnetic disk.



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