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Meg Byte Gig Storage Table

Posted on 2004-10-29
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
1 Meg = how many bytes?
1 Kb = how many bytes?
1 Gig = how many bytes?   How many Meg?

I dont remember exactly, but I don't think in computers it is multiple of 10 that they use... I think it is multiple of 1024....

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Lee W, MVP earned 1000 total points
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1 kb = 1024 bytes (2^10)
1 mb = 1048576 bytes (2^20)
1 gb = 1073741824 bytes (3^30)
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by:Lee W, MVP
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oops, that should be 2^30 for GB
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Callandor earned 800 total points
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1KB = 1024 bytes
1 MB = 1024 x 1024 = 1,048,576 bytes
1 GB = 1024 x 1024 x 1024 = 1,073,741,824 bytes
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crazijoe earned 200 total points
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Remember B (bytes) and b (bits) are not the same.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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My apologies - I thought he'd understand in reference to his question what I was referring to.
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Note that although those numbers are technically correct disk manufacturers are now tending to use the term gigabyte to refer to one billion bytes just to make their disks sound bigger.

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