How Many Megs In A Gig

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  1. J-G

    J-G Well-Known Member

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    can someone plz tell me how many kilobytes are in a megabyte and how many megabytes are in a gigabyte

    how many kilobytes = 1 megabyte

    how many megabytes = 1 gigabyte

    (hope i spelled the names right)

    +rep to anyone who can help me out
     
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    1 megabyte = 1024 kilobytes
    1 gigabyte = 1024 megabytes
     
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    thanx +rep for the help
     
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    Coulda used google bud ^_^
     
  5. J-G

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    lol too lazy
     
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    It works for any byte conversion 1024 of any byte is basically the next level
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    1000


    now... if your'e referring to Mibi bytes, Gibi bytes and the like, then 1024.


    unfortuantely most call mibibytes and gibibytes mega and giga.
     
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    Ah, yes. this arguement. many a person asks me why, when they plug their brand new 320gig hard drive in, their computer says "OMG!!! YOU NOW HAVE 300GIGS OF SPACEZORZ".

    "Oh noes, they says. but i thought i bought a 320gig! not a 300GIG!"

    well now, hard drive manufacturers like to work in gigabytes (=1000megabyteszorz)

    but Windows likes to work in gibi bytesmajiggers (=1024megmabytezorz)

    all in all, it doesnt matter.
     
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    True. Everytime you are about to buy a new HDD, divide the size by 1.024
     
  11. Joe

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    But wait if that's true (the divide by 1.024 thing), how come my HDD said 360GB but on my computer it says I only have 320GB space to fill up?
     
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    Because it isn't the correct way to work it out.

    If you're working in megabytes, then 360gig is 360 x 1000 x 1000 x 1000

    If you're working in mibibytes, then 360gig is 360 x 1024 x 1024 x 1024

    so, if you do the math

    we get 360,000,000,000

    and 386,547,056,640

    if we work out 360gig in mega bytes

    we get 360,000,000,000

    and 320gig in mibi bytes

    we get 343,597,383,680

    which is probably what you actually have available.
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    1.024^3

    they measure in bytes, not megs.
     
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    Whoops! My bad!

    Divide it by

    1.073741824
     

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