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What the heck is all this Mb, MB, Kilobyte, ETC all about, confusing isn't it. Here is a break down of
it and the numbers they represent, these numbers really only apply to Computers, such as the size of a Harddrive or
the amount of RAM a stick has and now days how much Random Access Memory "RAM" is on a Graphics Adapter. Also such
things as the Sony ipod, actually all MP3 players have harddrives now days, even your Cellphone stores music and photographs.
Hopefully this makes sense.
- Mb= Megabit
- M= Million ( it is actually 1048576, it is figured in Binary)
- b= 1 bit
- B= 1 Byte which is 8 bits
- Kilo= 1000 ( but in Computer Talk it is actually 1024, it is figured in Binary)
- Kilobit or Kb= 1024 bits
- Kilobyte or KB= 8192 bits, ( remember it takes 8 bits to make 1 byte )(divide this number by 8 = 1024 Kilobytes)
- Megabit or Mb= 1048576 bits
- Megabyte or MB= 8388608 bits, (divide this number by 8 = 1048576 Megabytes)
- Gigabit or Gb= 1073741824 bits
- Gigabyte or GB= 8589934592 bits, (divide this number by 8 = 1073741824 Gigabytes)
Use this Calculator to figure out Bytes, Kilobytes, Megabytes and Gigabytes. Answer is in a Popup Window.
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