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

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