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Original post by zomg
Actually I do think that some companies follow a different standard, but it might have been for something else.

They certainly do. Some companies even "combine" your onboard RAM with the memory in your graphics card, sometimes actually fooling some people in the process. A sick game they play.

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Original post by Daniel Miller
I think hard drives use base 10.


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Actually I do think that some companies follow a different standard, but it might have been for something else.


no base 2
the same system binary computers use


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They certainly do. Some companies even "combine" your onboard RAM with the memory in your graphics card, sometimes actually fooling some people in the process. A sick game they play.


that has NOTHING to do with the number of bytes in a KB or MB in a gigabyte



http://kb.iu.edu/data/ackw.html
reade the NOTE near the bottom of the page

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Original post by stylin
1 kb = 1024 bytes
1 mb = 1024 kb
1 gb = 1024 mb
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This comes from the following, since no one has really explained it:

1 kB = 2^10 bytes = 2^10
1 MB = 2^20 bytes = 2^10 * 2^10
1 GB = 2^30 bytes = 2^10 * 2^10 * 2^10
... (and so on) ...

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Actually I do think that some companies follow a different standard, but it might have been for something else.
no base 2 the same system binary computers use


That's not true. Hard drive manufacturers like to use base 10 because it makes the drive sound bigger than it is. So what they market as a 30 GB hard drive in base 10 is only 27.9 GB in base 2 (or thereabouts).

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Original post by SW INC
that has NOTHING to do with the number of bytes in a KB or MB in a gigabyte

Yeah, that was sort of the point. I'll be more explicit with my jokes next time.

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