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!
     
    David Wood, Oct 16, 2003
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  2. David Wood

    Stevo Guest

    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..
     
    Stevo, Oct 16, 2003
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  3. and a million Bytes to a Megabyte......
     
    Gordon Burgess-Parker, Oct 16, 2003
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  4. David Wood

    °Mike° Guest

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

    °Mike° Guest

    No there isn't, there's 1,048,576.
     
    °Mike°, Oct 16, 2003
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  6. David Wood

    joe Guest

    In the shower, °Mike° sang:
    close enough to 1 mil. for us lower computer-knoweldged peeps.
     
    joe, Oct 16, 2003
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  7. David Wood

    Neil Touchet Guest

    Neil Touchet, Oct 16, 2003
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  8. David Wood

    Richard Guest

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

     
    Richard, Oct 17, 2003
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    Patrick Guest

    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)
     
    Patrick, Oct 17, 2003
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  10. David Wood

    Stevo Guest

    No, the real answer is 42.. the OP just has to rethink the question....
     
    Stevo, Oct 17, 2003
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  11. David Wood

    Petit Alexi Guest

    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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  12. David Wood

    Jimmy Dean Guest

    1 MB = 8 Mb

    jd
     
    Jimmy Dean, Oct 18, 2003
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