Correct spacing for gigabyte?

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  1. chowmein macrumors member

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    I've seen different spacings for GB and I'm confused... How is it really supposed to be written?

    1GB or 1 GB
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    I don't think it's too critical, though the compulsively pedantic (of which I usually am one) would likely say the former (sans space) versus the latter (with space). I do believe that's the more commonly accepted method of expression.
     
  3. chowmein thread starter macrumors member

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    Huh, who knew? Wikipedia actually spaces everything. :confused:
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    Well, put panties on me and call me a turkey. :D
     
  5. Locoweed macrumors member

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    Well, I might be willing to call you a Turkey, but I'll pass on the other.:D
     
  6. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    That just means the guy who wrote the Wikipedia article prefers the latter.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    There is only something like a 7% ballpark difference between the two, so either is good enough for government work. ;)
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you were writing it in an article, you'd write it "one gigabyte" instead of "onegigabyte." Therefore, I prefer "1 GB."
     

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