[thelist] What is a k? What is a gig?

John Meyer john_meyer at geocities.com
Mon Jun 4 10:37:49 CDT 2001

Actually, you have it the wrong way.

1M = 1000 K (1024 K if we're being accurate, but hey, who's counting)
1G = 1000 M
1T = 1000 G

And the ironic thing is that Microsoft Windows 2000 still won't be satisfied.

At 03:17 PM 6/4/01 +0000, you wrote:
>correct me if i'm wrong, but i think that sometimes 1K = 1000
>meg...usually when dealing with hard drives. i seem to remember hearing
>the HD manufacturers use the 1K = 1000 meg conversion cause it makes the
>HD seem bigger than using 1K = 1024 megs.
>If you look at the fine print in alot of computer ads these days, some of
>them say "1 GB = 1 billion bytes," which is, of course, not 100%
>On Sun, 3 Jun 2001, CDitty wrote:
> > What is a k and how big is it?
> > How many times will it go into 1 meg?  1024 times right?
> > How big is a gig? 1,024,000?
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