Megabits/bytes

  callingman 15:00 03 Mar 2011
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Is there an industry standard for differentiating between megabits and megabytes? e.g. is 10Mb ten megabits or 10 megabytes?

  bremner 16:56 03 Mar 2011

10Mb is 10 megabits

10MB is 10 mega bytes.

Little b = bits

Big B = bytes

  callingman 17:01 03 Mar 2011

Bremner - Cheers

  proudfoot 11:40 04 Mar 2011

1 byte is 8 bits

  rkhan19 16:46 16 Mar 2011

Bremner you are kind of correct but a more accurate answer would be:

10Mb is 1024 megabits
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  bremner 17:23 16 Mar 2011

No I am correct because the OP was asking what the letters B and b ment and used the example of 10Mega?

It is also incorrect to say that 10Mb is 1024 megabits

1024 Megabits is 1Gb

  rkhan19 09:26 17 Mar 2011

haha sorry, my mistake I accidently put mb where I should have wrote kb.

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