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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Telp, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Can anyone tell me the difference between 1 gigabit and 1 megabyte?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    1 gigabyte is 1,000 megabytes.

    Is that what you wanted?
     
  3. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Check this out.
     
  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    A gigabit should be around 125 megabytes according to some quick calculatoring.

    (1,000,000,000 / 8) / 1,000,000 = 125

    1,000,000,000 bits in a gigabit. 8 bits in a byte. ~1,000,000 bytes in a megabyte.

    A bit is a 1 or 0 (on or off). Eight bits make up a byte. Each byte is a character represented by a mixture of eight 1s or 0s.

    So the word "jello" would be made up of 40 bits.

    EDIT: And here is "jello" in binary: 0110101001100101011011000110110001101111

    So, sending "jello" over gigabit ethernet would take 0.00000004 seconds under ideal conditions.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, sorry, poor reading on my part. :eek:

    There are 8 bits in one byte, so 1 gigabit is equal to 125 megabytes.


    EDIT: ...And dpaanlka, I saw that. ;)
     
  7. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Shhhhhh!

    Here is a fun table.
     
  8. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, does that mean that 1.5 gigabits/s is equal to 187.5MB/s?
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it does. :)
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Wow, that was the most technical/educational thing that I have read all weekend. :p :D :)
     

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