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shajahan

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Megabytes and Gigabytes
« on: July 05, 2015, 12:16:24 AM »
Gigabytes Definition
One of the units for large data volume which is equal to 1 000 MB or 1 000 000 000 bytes, is called a gigabyte, and with this equivalent, a gigabyte is used in engineering, computing, business, and some other fields. For modern information technology, digital and computer science, a gigabyte is equal to 230 (or 1073741824 bytes). This unit has the symbol of GB accepted by the SI.

Megabytes Definition
According to the standards of SI, the prefix of mega is used for expressing of 106 multiplication of a unit. Similarly, a megabyte is considered a unit of data volume which is equal to 1 000 000 bytes. A megabyte is one of the most commonly used unit in telecommunication, networking, computer technology, etc. The symbol for this unit is MB.

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Re: Megabytes and Gigabytes
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 09:53:38 PM »
he difference between megabytes and gigabytes is the number of bytes that make up each unit and the amount of data they hold. A megabyte holds a million bytes, or about 1,000 kilobytes. A gigabyte holds about a billion bytes, or around 1,000 megabytes

Both megabytes and gigabytes are used in everyday life. They are used to measure the size of songs, pictures and games to name just a few. If you have a cell phone or a computer then you probably see how many megabytes a games is when you download it or how many gigabytes a movie is when you buy it to download.

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Re: Megabytes and Gigabytes
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 10:26:36 PM »
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The size of computer data is measured in bytes. Just like a kilometer is a measure of 1000 meters, kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes are larger measurements of bytes. These units use SI prefixes, which is short for the "International System of Units." The correlation of kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes is listed below:

kilobyte = 1000 (or 1024) bytes
megabyte = 1000 (or 1024) kilobytes
gigabyte = 1000 (or 1024) megabytes
If a gigabyte is 1024 megabytes and a kilobyte is 1024 bytes, a gigabyte is 1,073,741,824 bytes. This is slightly larger than 1,000,000,000 bytes, which is often used as an estimate for a gigabyte. For an explanation of why these units are sometimes multiplied by 1024 and not 1000, view this Help Center article.
To avoid this ambiguity, data can also be expressed in Kibibytes, Mebibytes, and Gibibytes, which are always multiplied by 1024. For more information,


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