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Ext User(Gabriel Knight)
05-10-2011, 02:21 PM
Hi all

im looking for a usb flash drive a 2 gig but I know that the actual 2 gig
isnt what I would be getting instead Ide get less.

but as there are 1024 kb in a megabyte how dose it turn out to be less then
2 gig?

on a search :

- Also see Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, and all that.
1) As a measure of computer processor storage and real and virtual memory, a
megabyte (abbreviated MB) is 2 to the 20th power bytes, or 1,048,576 bytes
in decimal notation.

2) According to the IBM Dictionary of Computing, when used to describe disk
storage capacity and transmission rates, a megabyte is 1,000,000 bytes in
decimal notation.

According to the Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary, a megabyte means
either 1,000,000 bytes or 1,048,576 bytes.

According to Eric S. Raymond in The New Hacker's Dictionary, a megabyte is
always 1,048,576 bytes on the argument that bytes should naturally be
computed in powers of two.



Like my 160 gig HDD it is actualy 152 gig??????

Can someone explain this??

Thanks

GK

Ext User(meerkat)
05-10-2011, 02:21 PM
"Gabriel Knight" <fakeemail@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:4664012f$0$19821$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.a u...
> Hi all
>
> im looking for a usb flash drive a 2 gig but I know that the actual 2 gig
> isnt what I would be getting instead Ide get less.
>
> but as there are 1024 kb in a megabyte how dose it turn out to be less
> then 2 gig?
>
> on a search :
>
> - Also see Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, and all that.
> 1) As a measure of computer processor storage and real and virtual memory,
> a megabyte (abbreviated MB) is 2 to the 20th power bytes, or 1,048,576
> bytes in decimal notation.
>
> 2) According to the IBM Dictionary of Computing, when used to describe
> disk storage capacity and transmission rates, a megabyte is 1,000,000
> bytes in decimal notation.
>
> According to the Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary, a megabyte means
> either 1,000,000 bytes or 1,048,576 bytes.
>
> According to Eric S. Raymond in The New Hacker's Dictionary, a megabyte is
> always 1,048,576 bytes on the argument that bytes should naturally be
> computed in powers of two.
>
> Like my 160 gig HDD it is actualy 152 gig??????
>
> Can someone explain this??
>
Hi Gabriel, this article should clear it up for you...
http://www.pcguide.com/intro/fun/bindec-c.html

bw..

Ext User(meerkat)
05-10-2011, 02:21 PM
"Gabriel Knight" <fakeemail@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:4664012f$0$19821$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.a u...
> Hi all
>
> im looking for a usb flash drive a 2 gig but I know that the actual 2 gig
> isnt what I would be getting instead Ide get less.
>
> but as there are 1024 kb in a megabyte how dose it turn out to be less
> then 2 gig?
>
> on a search :
>
> - Also see Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, and all that.
> 1) As a measure of computer processor storage and real and virtual memory,
> a megabyte (abbreviated MB) is 2 to the 20th power bytes, or 1,048,576
> bytes in decimal notation.
>
> 2) According to the IBM Dictionary of Computing, when used to describe
> disk storage capacity and transmission rates, a megabyte is 1,000,000
> bytes in decimal notation.
>
> According to the Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary, a megabyte means
> either 1,000,000 bytes or 1,048,576 bytes.
>
> According to Eric S. Raymond in The New Hacker's Dictionary, a megabyte is
> always 1,048,576 bytes on the argument that bytes should naturally be
> computed in powers of two.
>
> Like my 160 gig HDD it is actualy 152 gig??????
>
> Can someone explain this??
>
Hi Gabriel, this article should clear it up for you...
http://www.pcguide.com/intro/fun/bindec-c.html

bw..

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