# How Does It Add Up

#### Stav

Could some on tell me the conversion from Bytes - MB -KB-GB-TB
How many Bytes are in a MB, How many MB in a Kb and so on Thanks

#### jimi

check here just don't use the rounding that they suggest cuase 1000 doesn't = 1024, if ya do they'll sue you in CA

#### Corrosive

Yes, you do need to multiply/divide by 1024. I could go into the details of why it's 1024 and not 1000, but I'd bore you all to death...

#### clskrk

Would that be boreing in hex, dec, oct, or bin?

#### SexyTech

Originally posted by Corrosive:
Yes, you do need to multiply/divide by 1024. I could go into the details of why it's 1024 and not 1000, but I'd bore you all to death...

Instead, we just BLAME MICROSOFT for it!

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#### twotugs

Is Bill flippin the bird?

To be fair (I'm always fair - or try to be ) you can't blame wee Billie for this one. Everything else, though!

The concept of division of data was back in ,oh the old days (before Mulder was even a twinkle in his Moma's eye - you, that long ago! ).

In the 60s', we were programming in COBOL and FORTRAN and binary allocated bits and bytes just as we do today.

Paq

#### SexyTech

But Paq...

It's SOOO much more fun to blame Micro\$oft for EVERYTHING!!!!!

Yeah, you're right, as always ST (Damn! ).

Down with wee Billie and Steve, too!

Paq

#### KeithKman

4 bits = nibble
8 bits = 1 byte
1024 bytes = 1 Kilobyte (KB)
1024 KB = 1 Megabyte (MB)
1024 MB = 1 Gigabyte (GB)
1024 GB = 1 terabyte (TB)
1024 TB = 1 Exabyte (EB)

Hope this helps!

On the subject of mensuration, anyone know where the term"Shake" comes from?

(Shake is the measurement in nano-seconds it takes for the propogation of a fission chain reaction).

I know, but just testing!

Paq

#### AlbertB

In fact the binary system was first adopted by Joseph-Marie Jacquard in - er - the early 1800s no less. He invented a powered weaving loom which ran on punched cards and hence depended on 1s and 0s, a hole or no hole. He thus laid the path for the computer of today!

Oh, did I mention he was French .

I have a lovely little freeware app which converts units of anything into any other units of that anything . Really useful as it includes:

bit, nibble, byte, kilobit, kilobyte, megabit, megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte, petabyte, exabyte, zettabyte, and yottabyte. All real!

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