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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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Question by:kamleshmistry
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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
    oops, that should be 2^30 for GB
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    by:Callandor
    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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    by:crazijoe
    Remember B (bytes) and b (bits) are not the same.
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    My apologies - I thought he'd understand in reference to his question what I was referring to.
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    by:andyalder
    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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