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What is the definition of Megabyte on the Prime?
10-06-2019, 11:54 PM
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RE: What is the definition of Megabyte on the Prime?
(10-06-2019 09:08 PM)cdmackay Wrote:  
(10-06-2019 04:53 PM)toml_12953 Wrote:  Main memory is usually measured in factors of 1024 (kibibytes) but disk drive space and other forms of external storage are measured in factors of 1000 (kilobytes)

they may be sold/marketed in that way, but many of us measure disk storage in 2^10/1024; and we call them kilobytes Smile

As does Windows and that other OS. Smile

Popular usage is slowly changing to conform to the international standard (kibi vs. kilo) however. Since my country is still in the 19th century when it comes to measurements, I won't hold my breath waiting for it to convert to ANY new standard. I'll just start using the new standard personally!

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