how is memory measured

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by phreakout13, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. phreakout13 macrumors 6502

    phreakout13

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    #1
    Hi
    I was wondering how memory is measured. I.E. how many megabytes are in a gigabyte, how many gigabites in a terrabyte, how many terabytes in a teraflop, etc.
     
  2. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    #2
    8 bits = 1 Byte
    1024 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte
    1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
    1024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
    1024 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte
    1024 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte

    There has been an argument among disk manufacturers and consumers about what a Gigabyte is, manufacturers call 1000 megs a gig, but Mac OS (and windows) say that 1024 megs are a gig, so formatted sizes are different, this really annoys people, and has been the subject of some very heated threads.
     

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