Chris Davies wrote:
> Ian Rawlings <news06@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Usually the convention is Mb is megabits, MB is megabytes, but even
>> some equipment manufacturers don't stick to it any more!
> And then there's the confusion (marketing speak) over what actually
> consitutes the mega- prefix anyway.
There should be no confusion.
mega (M) = 1,000,000.
It's an accepted (SI) international standard.
> When does 1GB != 1GB? [*]
When the computer (or any other) industry fails to follow accepted standards it
1GiB != 1GB.
1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
1GiB = 1,073,741,824 bytes.
> [*] When it's a disk drive
is about the only time 1,000,000 actually means 1,000,000, rather than
PS. Is there still another 39 years to go before we reach Y2K?.