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

Erik Sabowski airyk at sdf.lonestar.org
Mon Jun 4 10:17:58 CDT 2001

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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