Originally posted by: Lvis
If you're buying a harddrive, it's 1000, as they measure it.
In reality, its 1024
Originally posted by: Lazee
so google is wrong?
Originally posted by: Ionizer86
Technically, a Gigibyte is 2^30 bytes and a Gigabyte is 10^3 bytes. But gigabyte has come to stand for 10^3, at least with Google and with the HDD makers, whereas Windows still reads a gig as 2^30 bytes.
Originally posted by: Howard
Originally posted by: Ionizer86
Technically, a Gigibyte is 2^30 bytes and a Gigabyte is 10^3 bytes. But gigabyte has come to stand for 10^3, at least with Google and with the HDD makers, whereas Windows still reads a gig as 2^30 bytes.
Originally posted by: Ionizer86
Technically, a Gigibyte is 2^30 bytes and a Gigabyte is 10^3 bytes. But gigabyte has come to stand for 10^3, at least with Google and with the HDD makers, whereas Windows still reads a gig as 2^30 bytes.
Originally posted by: Lazee
Originally posted by: Howard
Originally posted by: Ionizer86
Technically, a Gigibyte is 2^30 bytes and a Gigabyte is 10^3 bytes. But gigabyte has come to stand for 10^3, at least with Google and with the HDD makers, whereas Windows still reads a gig as 2^30 bytes.
how nice. Perhaps we should have them change the definition of a foot to equal 10 inches... :disgust:
Originally posted by: Ionizer86
Technically, a Gigibyte is 2^30 bytes and a Gigabyte is 10^3 bytes. But gigabyte has come to stand for 10^3, at least with Google and with the HDD makers, whereas Windows still reads a gig as 2^30 bytes.
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
In base 2 it's 1024. Computers work on base 2. So in the computer world, a gigabyte is 1024. In base 10 it's 1000. Hard drive manufacturers use base 10 for some unknown reason (probably to inflate the sizes they report). The people that made up gibi are just trying to redefine math.
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
In base 2 it's 1024.
Originally posted by: Chaotic42
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
In base 2 it's 1024. Computers work on base 2. So in the computer world, a gigabyte is 1024. In base 10 it's 1000. Hard drive manufacturers use base 10 for some unknown reason (probably to inflate the sizes they report). The people that made up gibi are just trying to redefine math.
I don't know.
One byte is 8 bits. Be it in base 2, 8, or 5000, a byte is 8 bits. One billion is the same quantity. One kilobyte is 1000 bytes or 8000 bits. If we're going to say that kilo- means one thousand, mega- one million, and giga- one billion, then 1 gigabyte is 1,000,000,000 bytes in any number system.
Originally posted by: AyashiKaibutsu
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
In base 2 it's 1024.
There is no 2 or 4 in base 2 only symbols available are 0 and 1
Originally posted by: AyashiKaibutsu
base two is binary. 1024 decimal/base 10 = 1000000000 binary/base 2. That's why computers work in powers of two they make nice numbers in binary.