# whats the difference mbps

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Wetware, Jul 24, 2003.

1. ### WetwareGuest

Whats the difference between mega BITES per second and mega BITS per
second?

Wetware, Jul 24, 2003

2. ### GeoffGuest

Wetware wrote:
> Whats the difference between mega BITES per second and mega BITS per
> second?

mega bites is how many bites you can take out of something like a burner per
second
like, some poeple can do 56 bites a sec, and some poeple can do 512 bites a
second !

Geoff, Jul 24, 2003

3. ### GeoffGuest

Geoff wrote:
> Wetware wrote:
>> Whats the difference between mega BITES per second and mega BITS per
>> second?

>
> mega bites is how many bites you can take out of something like a
> burner per second
> like, some poeple can do 56 bites a sec, and some poeple can do 512
> bites a second !

burger even
lol

Geoff, Jul 24, 2003
4. ### David HoughGuest

A byte is eight bits. Do the math

Wetware wrote:
> Whats the difference between mega BITES per second and mega BITS per
> second?

David Hough, Jul 24, 2003
5. ### ride80Guest

8 bits in a byte. Now add the word MEGA and there you go
"Wetware" <> wrote in message
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> Whats the difference between mega BITES per second and mega BITS per
> second?

ride80, Jul 25, 2003
6. ### Ken BriscoeGuest

> Megabits/sec * 1/8 = Megabytes/sec.
>

Not quite. Got it backwards. 8 bits in 1 byte. So 8 Mb in 1 MB. So Mbits * 8
= MBytes.

KB

"Wblane" <> wrote in message
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> Megabits/sec * 1/8 = Megabytes/sec.
>
> >Whats the difference between mega BITES per second and mega BITS per
> >second?
> >

>
>
> -Bill (remove "botizer" to reply via email)

Ken Briscoe, Jul 25, 2003
7. ### Tom MacIntyreGuest

On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:24:04 GMT, "Ken Briscoe"
<> wrote:

>> Megabits/sec * 1/8 = Megabytes/sec.
>>

>Not quite. Got it backwards. 8 bits in 1 byte. So 8 Mb in 1 MB. So Mbits * 8
>= MBytes.
>
>KB

I think it was right the first time. The megabyte is bigger, so you
divide the 8 into the smaller unit to get the bigger unit.

Try it this way...is it

eggs*12=dozens

or

eggs*1/12=dozens?

Tom

>
>
>"Wblane" <> wrote in message
>news:...
>> Megabits/sec * 1/8 = Megabytes/sec.
>>
>> >Whats the difference between mega BITES per second and mega BITS per
>> >second?
>> >

>>
>>
>> -Bill (remove "botizer" to reply via email)

>

Tom MacIntyre, Jul 25, 2003
8. ### Gareth ChurchGuest

"Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in message
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> > Megabits/sec * 1/8 = Megabytes/sec.
> >

> Not quite. Got it backwards. 8 bits in 1 byte. So 8 Mb in 1 MB. So Mbits *

8
> = MBytes.

Nope, it was right originally. As you say, 8 bits is 1 byte. So you take the
number of bits and divide by 8 (ie. times by 1/8). If you multiply by 8 you
are saying 8 bits = 64 bytes.

Gareth

Gareth Church, Jul 25, 2003