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Simplicity    158
If 1KB = 1024 bytes, is 500 KB = 500 * 1024 bytes = 512,000 bytes 1000 KB = 1 MB = 1000 * 1024 bytes 1000 MB = 1 GB = 1000 * 1000 1024 bytes ??? or 1 MB = 1024 KB and 1 GB = 1024 MB ???

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SW INC    136
1 KB = 1024 Bytes
1MB = 1024 KB = 1,048,576 Bytes
1GB = 1024 MB = 1,048,576 KB = 1,073,741,824 Bytes

is all based on 2 to the power of ten


ADD:: AHHH you beat me ;p

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stylin    758
Quote:
Original post by zomg
1 kb = 1024 bytes
1 mb = 1024 kb
1 gb = 1024 mb
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Well, that depends on what electronics catalog you're reading from. [rolleyes]

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SW INC    136
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Well, that depends on what electronics catalog you're reading from. [rolleyes]


uh
more like what parallel universe you are from

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zomg    122
Actually I do think that some companies follow a different standard, but it might have been for something else.

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stylin    758
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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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SW INC    136
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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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mnansgar    421
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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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smitty1276    560
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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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stylin    758
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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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Conner McCloud    1135
1 kilobyte = 1000 bytes
1 kibibyte = 1024 bytes

1 kB = 1000 bytes
1 kb = 1000 bits

1 kiB = 1000 kibibytes
1 kib = 1024 kibibits

Extend as neccessary.

*edit: Also, 1 mb = 0.001 bit, 1 Mb = 106 bits.

CM

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