Binary data types of either fixed length or variable length.
binary [ ( n ) ]
Fixed-length binary data with a length of n bytes, where n is a value from 1 through 8,000. The storage size is n bytes.
varbinary [ ( n | max) ]
Variable-length binary data. n can be a value from 1 through 8,000. max indicates that the maximum storage size is 2^31-1 bytes. The storage size is the actual length of the data entered + 2 bytes. The data that is entered can be 0 bytes in length. The ANSI SQL synonym for varbinary is binary varying.