Can anybody explain....

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by David Wood, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. David Wood

    David Wood Guest

    ....the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    Any clear info appreciated!



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    David Wood, Oct 16, 2003
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    Stevo Guest

    David Wood wrote:
    > ...the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    > Any clear info appreciated!
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    There are 8 bits to a byte, and then there are nibbles which are 4 bits..
    :)

    There are lots of resources about this sort of thing..

    http://www.ibilce.unesp.br/courseware/datas/data1.htm

    is just one..

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    Stevo, Oct 16, 2003
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  3. Stevo wrote:
    > David Wood wrote:
    >> ...the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    >> Any clear info appreciated!
    >>
    >>
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    > There are 8 bits to a byte,


    and a million Bytes to a Megabyte......
     
    Gordon Burgess-Parker, Oct 16, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    °Mike°, Oct 16, 2003
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  5. David Wood

    °Mike° Guest

    On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 20:57:22 +0100, in
    <bmmt76$otmjt$-berlin.de>
    Gordon Burgess-Parker scrawled:

    >Stevo wrote:
    >> David Wood wrote:
    >>> ...the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    >>> Any clear info appreciated!
    >>>

    >>
    >> There are 8 bits to a byte,

    >
    >and a million Bytes to a Megabyte......


    No there isn't, there's 1,048,576.

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    °Mike°, Oct 16, 2003
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    joe Guest

    In the shower, °Mike° sang:
    > On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 20:57:22 +0100, in
    > <bmmt76$otmjt$-berlin.de>
    > Gordon Burgess-Parker scrawled:
    >
    >> Stevo wrote:
    >>> David Wood wrote:
    >>>> ...the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    >>>> Any clear info appreciated!
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> There are 8 bits to a byte,

    >>
    >> and a million Bytes to a Megabyte......

    >
    > No there isn't, there's 1,048,576.


    close enough to 1 mil. for us lower computer-knoweldged peeps.
     
    joe, Oct 16, 2003
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    Neil Touchet Guest

    Here is the best explanation I have found:

    http://www.firmware.com/support/bios/megabyte.htm

    Neil



    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:3f9ff746.13268757@localhost...
    > Megabyte (MB) versus Megabit (Mb), What's The Difference?
    > http://www.dewassoc.com/performance/memory/MB_vs_Mb.htm
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 19:44:04 +0000 (UTC), in
    > <bmmse4$eds$>
    > David Wood scrawled:
    >
    > >...the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    > >Any clear info appreciated!
    > >

    >
    > --
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    > http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
     
    Neil Touchet, Oct 16, 2003
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    Richard Guest

    David Wood wrote:

    > ...the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    > Any clear info appreciated!


    If a bit is = to 1, and a byte is = to 8, then a megabyte is 8 times a
    megabit.


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    Richard, Oct 17, 2003
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    Patrick Guest

    David Wood wrote:
    > ...the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    > Any clear info appreciated!
    >


    Mb is the figure used when they are selling it to you
    MB is the figure that you have when you've bought it.

    (the real answer is 8)

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    Patrick, Oct 17, 2003
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    Stevo Guest

    Patrick wrote:
    > David Wood wrote:
    >> ...the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    >> Any clear info appreciated!
    >>

    >
    > Mb is the figure used when they are selling it to you
    > MB is the figure that you have when you've bought it.
    >
    > (the real answer is 8)
    >


    No, the real answer is 42.. the OP just has to rethink the question....

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    Stevo, Oct 17, 2003
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    Petit Alexi Guest

    "David Wood" <> wrote in news:bmmse4$eds$1
    @titan.btinternet.com:

    > ...the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    > Any clear info appreciated!


    A bit is a binary digit, there are 8 bits to a byte.

    Things like eproms might be measured in Mb. (For example, pirate rom carts
    for Gameboy often state the size in Mbits not MBytes.)

    If you have the figure in Mega bits divide it by eight to get the figure in
    Mega Bytes.
     
    Petit Alexi, Oct 17, 2003
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    Jimmy Dean Guest

    On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 19:44:04 +0000 (UTC), "David Wood"
    <> wrote:

    >...the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
    >Any clear info appreciated!


    1 MB = 8 Mb

    jd
     
    Jimmy Dean, Oct 18, 2003
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