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DeafGuy C. Dec 11, 2004, 10:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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How many KB is equal to 1 MB?? I forgot. Thanks


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Kash Dec 11, 2004, 10:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how many KB = 1 MB
1024KB = 1MB

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Hangover can't be that if you can still do long multiplication, Coldfire. ;)

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Kash Dec 12, 2004, 08:10am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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lol... I memorized it...

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bossa ritchie Dec 12, 2004, 09:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how many KB = 1 MB
1024 bytes = KB
8 bits = byte


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>> Re: how many KB = 1 MB
Just to point this out:
Kilo = 1000
Mega = 1 000 000
The correct definition of 1024 bytes is one KibiByte. Don't know the correct definition of 1024KB tho... :-S
Ofcourse noone ever says kibibyte, just thought I'd point it out.
(this was my first post) :-D

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bossa ritchie Dec 12, 2004, 06:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how many KB = 1 MB
You can get the exact or approximate, the approximate use the 1000 and the exact use the 1024.

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>> Re: how many KB = 1 MB
The right answer is 1,000. That is by definition. Kilo means thousand, and B means byte, Mega means million.

1,000 KB = 1,000 kilo bytes = 1,000 thousand bytes = 1,000,000 bytes = 1 Mega Byte = 1 million bytes

Someone else mentioned "Kibi," which is just sort of the new notation to distinguish the base 10 and base 2 understanding of a value. Saying 1024 KB = 1 MB is "right," roughly. Also to elaborate on this you'll notice hard drives listed as 40GB or whatever capacity, then when you look at the actual properties in your O/S, you'll notice that the capacity is roughly the listed value. Hope this helps, but you probably got confused :~

Hop on over to wikipedia for more info if interested in KiB versus KB.

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~Vel Jan 05, 2011, 03:21am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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6 year old topic... And sorry to say, but you're partially incorrect even when citing your own reference of Wikipedia. It's both; 1000KB if you're using base 10 and 1024KB if you're using base 2. All operating systems except for Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" calculate MB using base 2. Snow Leopard uses base 10.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte

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~Vel said:
6 year old topic... And sorry to say, but you're partially incorrect even when citing your own reference of Wikipedia. It's both; 1000KB if you're using base 10 and 1024KB if you're using base 2. All operating systems except for Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" calculate MB using base 2. Snow Leopard uses base 10.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte





Just to clarify... I wasn't using wikipedia as a reference. I personally have no need what so ever to read the meaning of KB, MB, or KiB because I went to college for this. I was taught by people who have PhDs and went to school an additional 10 years after completing college. The original question didn't mention KiB, MiB etc. I was strictly answering upon dictionary definition, I don't care how your Mac deals with numbers! My logic was provided clearly and precisely. Do you believe that Kilo doesn't mean thousand, Mega doesn't million, and that the "B" doesn't mean byte? Perhaps you are hung up on using both KiB and KB to stand for the true definition of "KB." One is base 2, the other is base 10. KB is not both base 10 and base 2. Furthermore, being exact, kilo means thousand, and not one thousand twenty four. Mega means exactly a million.

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Dr. Peaceful Jan 05, 2011, 12:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Arrogance is the downfall of humans... sigh.

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Who is this guy?

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Jon Bailey Jan 05, 2011, 05:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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WTF, where the hell did this idiot come from?

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bossa ritchie Jan 05, 2011, 06:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I was taught by people who have PhDs and went to school an additional 10 years after completing college.


This is an old topic but should we believe this guy, look at it, it took great minds with PhDs and such 10 years to teach him something.

TamTheBam Jan 06, 2011, 07:05am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Scumbag Blues Jan 06, 2011, 09:21am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Coming back from a hiatus, and this place still has to deal with aholes huh? Anyone remember that Daniel guy who turned anally retentive because we were celebrating the hard drive's birthday?

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Sofia Brown Feb 07, 2011, 07:53am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how many KB = 1 MB
1 MB = 1024 KB

Dublin_Gunner Feb 09, 2011, 12:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Tried Before said:

Do you believe that Kilo doesn't mean thousand, Mega doesn't million, and that the "B" doesn't mean byte? Perhaps you are hung up on using both KiB and KB to stand for the true definition of "KB." One is base 2, the other is base 10. KB is not both base 10 and base 2. Furthermore, being exact, kilo means thousand, and not one thousand twenty four. Mega means exactly a million.



Yep, you're right. When talking about base 10, decimal notation.

Unfortunately for you, computers dont work that way, as a bit can only be a 0 or 1. Therefore, you must talk in base 2 notation.

kilo in decimal notation is 10^3 (1000), but in binary is 2^10 (1024).

The name 'kibi' and derivatives were created in order to distinguish the two. But technically, 'kilobyte' in relation to computers, is 1024bytes.

These technicalities were changed in around 1998 iirc in order to distinguish binary (by IEC) and decimal (by Si) notation.

But for anyone who claims to know anything about computer systems would know a kilobyte means 1024 bytes. Simple.

Its all apples and oranges, decimal and binary.

To try be a smart arse and state a kilobyte is 1000 bytes is just stupid TBH.

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Feb 09, 2011, 12:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Dubs, I think you've earned yet another cookie.

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My cookie jar is filling nicely this week! lol

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>> Re: how many KB = 1 MB
The dates in this thread crack me up.

More than 6 years ago, someone asks a simple question and gets an accurate reply within 5 minutes.

6 years and a month later, some pedantic wiseass with a link to his store in his sig offers up an answer that, while semantically correct, doesn't answer the question. Vel points this out, and the pedantic wiseass gets all butthurt and explains that he doesn't care how computers work, he's simply correct and there will be no! more! discussion!

A month after THAT, some random person wanders in and posts the exact same answer that was posted 5 minutes after the original question. Hell, might as well be a copy/paste.

Two days later, DG fully pwns the pedantic wiseass who, judging by his last login, ragequit HWA three weeks ago.

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