bytes in a GigaByte ???

  Magik ®© 15:19 08 Oct 2005
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hi. with this computing thingy there is always something one wants to know.....

because there is a limit on how much can be downloaded just checked my download amount.

in 5days 18hours it amounts to..285688527 bytes, can some bright spark tell me how much that is in GB.......thank you.....

  bremner 15:20 08 Oct 2005

0.28GB oe 285MB

  interzone55 15:25 08 Oct 2005

1Kb = 1024 Bytes
1Mb = 1024Kb
= 1024 * 1024
= 1048576Bytes
1Gb = 1024Mb
= 1024 * 1024 * 1024Bytes
= 1073741824Bytes

Unfortunately there is some confusion, as hard drive manufacturers have taken to refering to 1 Million bytes as 1Mb, and 1 billion bytes as 1Gb.

Therefore your usage equals either 272.45Mb using the former figures, or 285.68Mb using the later.

  Magik ®© 15:26 08 Oct 2005

thanks for that, i was thinking it was 28gb, never was much good at maths, thankgoodness someone on here has some brains....thanks again....




Ron

  SANTOS7 15:26 08 Oct 2005

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  SANTOS7 15:27 08 Oct 2005

click here
Soz, try this one..

  Magik ®© 15:27 08 Oct 2005

thank you, very well put....

  Magik ®© 15:29 08 Oct 2005

just bookmarked that page....thanks.

  Stuartli 15:30 08 Oct 2005

Use the Tautology Bandwidth Meter and it will give you your daily and monthly figures in GBs:

click here

  Pidder 18:07 08 Oct 2005

Your reference to a billion, is this a million million or a thousand million? Another difference between the English and American use of the word.

  sattman 18:21 08 Oct 2005

There's some disagreement in the English language about how to name large numbers. There are two systems, the American and the English:

Scientific
American: Number Notation

Thousand 1,000 10^3
Million 1,000,000 10^6
Billion 1,000,000,000 10^9
Trillion 1,000,000,000,000 10^12
Quadrillion 1,000,000,000,000,000 10^15
Quintillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 10^18


English:

Thousand 1,000 10^3
Million 1,000,000 10^6
Thousand Million 1,000,000,000 10^9
Billion 1,000,000,000,000 10^12
Thousand Billion 1,000,000,000,000,000 10^15
Trillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 10^18

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