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Re: A Gigabit is not a Gigabyte...
said by r81984:Then why are hard drives measured in 10^3. Those are binary devices, but they use 1GB = 1000000000, not 1073741824. Then when talking about memory we switch back to 2^10.
Current units dont need replacing.
Kilo means 1000 in terms of 10^3 and 1024 in terms of 2^10.
It's a mess. You can't assume 2^10 when dealing with computers because not even then does everyone follow the convention.
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