Why are the storage options for devices like phones or laptops multiples of 16GB?

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Why are the storage options for devices like phones or laptops multiples of 16GB?

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computers are based on a binary system so it goes up in powers of 2.

The math starts at two not sixteen but its:

2^1=2
2^2=4
2^3=8
2^4=16
2^5=32

so on and so forth right up to 1024 when we move to 1 Terrabyte.

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