bits vs. Bytes


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COMPUTER MEASUREMENTS

bits (b) - 0's and 1's lowest form of measurement off or on


Nibble - 4 bits or half a Byte


Byte (B) - is one Character consisting of 8 binary digits


Kilobyte or KB - equals 1024 Characters or consisting of a half page of text


Megabyte or MB - equals 1,048,576 Characters or one typical novel


Gigabyte or GB - equals 1,073,741,824 characters or 1 thousand novels


Terabyte or TB - equals 1,099,511,627,776 characters or entire library

* Note computers use binary (base two) math, instead of a decimal (base ten) system

 



 



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