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What is the difference?

by jonescountry2007 / October 15, 2007 8:34 PM PDT

Can someone please tell me how many KB's it takes to make a MB. Thank you for your time and help.

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Re: kB and MB
by Kees Bakker / October 15, 2007 8:48 PM PDT

Depending on the definition of kB and MB: 1 MB = 1000 kB = 1,000,000 bytes or 1 MB = 1,024 kB = 1,036,288 bytes.

And, by the way, kilo is a small k, not a capital.
That's the SI-notation: milli/centi/deci//deca/hecto/kilo = m/c/d//da/h/k. There are symbols for smaller (like atto, femto, nano, micro) and larger quantities (like mega and giga) also.

Hope this helps.


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Thing is
by Jimmy Greystone / October 16, 2007 3:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: kB and MB

The thing is, the kilo in kilobyte is not the same kilo prefix from SI notation, so whether or not it should be a capital or lowercase "K" is debatable.

However, there is the new SI notation for this which is KiB, MiB, and others that refer to the base 2 system. It's not very wide spread yet, but hopefully soon. I have a couple of friends who are trained physicists and I so get tired of the lectures on subjects like that.

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by Y4 / October 16, 2007 4:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: kB and MB

kB = kilo'bits'

KB = kilo 'bytes'



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by sunwatcher / October 16, 2007 7:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Huh?

kb = kilobits

kB = kilobytes

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File size conversions.
by BrianZachary / October 15, 2007 9:16 PM PDT

That isn't really a question for this forum, but I will give you this. You can Google to find the answer to this:

And Kees Bakker said:
"kilo is a small k, not a capital"

I've never heard that. Anywhere you look (websites, email, file sizes) they all put the 2-letter abreviation for kilobyte as KB, with a capital K. Check the results at the link.

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k and K and m and M
by Kees Bakker / October 16, 2007 12:18 AM PDT
In reply to: File size conversions.
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