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Difference Between bit and Byte Guide

Discussion in 'User submitted guides' started by DVDBack23, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. DVDBack23

    DVDBack23 Administrator Staff Member

    Jun 19, 2005
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    I have excessively seen members make mistakes with Byte/bit conversion (especially with file sharing problems) so I have decided to make a small guide about it.


    A [bold]bit[/bold] is very different than a [bold]Byte[/bold]. For example 1000 bits (lower case b) = 125 Bytes (capital B)

    There are also 1024 Bytes in one Kilobyte (capital Kb)

    A kilobit (once again lower case kb) is much smaller than a Kilobyte (capital Kb). For example, 9000 kilobits = 1125 Kilobytes.

    1 Megabyte (capital Mb) equals 1024 Kilobytes (capital Kb)

    Finally, 1 Gigabyte (capital Gb) equals 1024 Megabytes (capital Mb)

    Hope this helps with some of the confusion between bits and Bytes.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2005
  2. Glitched

    Glitched Guest

    nice guide DVDBack23, ive seen a lot of people making this common mistake hope this guide clears it up for all the people at ad

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