Gigs v MB

  Enoch 22:31 16 Apr 2005

I do know that this question is very stpid, so please forgive me for asking it. I need to know that if I have a calculation of 6553mb on my PC, what does it transalate to in Gigabytes.

Apologies for the stupidity, but I really do have a reason for getting confirmation of my calculations.

Please help and I thank you in advance for your answers

  woodchip 22:35 16 Apr 2005

Just over 6Gb as a true Gb is around 1024Mb

  woodchip 22:37 16 Apr 2005

PS there are no stupid question only stupid people. who don't bother to ask

  stalion 22:40 16 Apr 2005

Gigabyte -
1000 Bytes (B) = 1 Kilobyte (KB)
1000 Kilobytes (KB) = 1 Megabyte (MB)
1000 Megabytes (MB) = 1 Gigabyte (GB)

  woodchip 22:41 16 Apr 2005

That's todays way of cheating people of what they pay for, when the buy a Hard Drive

  stalion 22:43 16 Apr 2005

I do not understand your 6gb is 1024 mb

  Technotiger 22:48 16 Apr 2005

Hi - *a* true Gb .........


  woodchip 22:51 16 Apr 2005

1024 mb is 1Gb If you read what I said above

  Totally-braindead 22:53 16 Apr 2005

1024 mb is 1 gigabyte as Woodchip states however manufacturers of hard drives use 1000mb as 1 gigabyte so Enochs hard drive according to then would be a 6.5 gig drive whereas its really a 6.39 gig drive. I've never been sure if its a cheat or just something that happened. I'm sure someone else in the Forum will know the reason though.

  stalion 22:57 16 Apr 2005

just so you are not confused based on woodchip's
precise calculation 6553mb equates to 6gb and 399mb

  Totally-braindead 22:59 16 Apr 2005

You see Enoch it wasn't a stupid question at all, in fact it was a sensible enough one, hope we haven't made it more confusing for you.

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