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MythicFrost
Oct 18, 2009, 12:54 AM
Hey, I'm wanting to convert bytes into a megabyte or gigabyte etc..
I know there are 1024 bytes to a kilobyte, but is there a 1024 kilobytes to a megabyte or is it 1000?

Kind Regards



dukebound85
Oct 18, 2009, 12:56 AM
everything is base 2 so 1024

tooz
Oct 18, 2009, 12:59 AM
is it for a nerdy person or non-nerdy person?
the non-nerdy person would say it's 1000kb to a mb

MythicFrost
Oct 18, 2009, 01:18 AM
I see thanks,
is it for a nerdy person or non-nerdy person?
the non-nerdy person would say it's 1000kb to a mb
I just want accuracy in displaying the size of a file.

Kind Regards

foidulus
Oct 18, 2009, 09:28 AM
I see thanks,

I just want accuracy in displaying the size of a file.

Kind Regards

If you want to go by the guidelines that Apple adopted in SL then a gb is 1000mb is 1000kb is 1000 bytes.

mward333
Oct 18, 2009, 10:22 AM
Hello!

If you read the "Unit multiples" section of the following article, you will see that there is a considerable amount of confusion about whether decimal or binary conversion is used. It depends completely on who is doing the conversion:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte

This is a well-known source of confusion for many people.