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how many MB equals 1GB?

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 4:13 am
by Tommy
I'm kinda new to this hosting thing and I need to know how many MB's equals 1GB?

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 8:13 am
by administrator

Think of the prefixes for metres and tonnes - the beauty of metrication!!!

tera = 1 000 000 000 000 = 1000 x giga = 1 000 000 x Mega
giga = 1 000 000 000 = 1000 x Mega
Mega = 1 000 000 = 1000 x kilo
kilo = 1000
...... 1
milli = 1/1000

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:25 am
by hydrospell
actually, 1024 meg = 1 gig...
but it was made 1000 coz hardware factories cut the extra 24 to make work easier... well it was more or less a story like that...

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:35 pm
by edburdo
Once upon a time, you could tell if there were using the 1024 or 1000 based on the case of the letters. UPPER meant 1024, lower meant 1000. But not it doesn't matter much anymore.

Generally, anything in print usually refers to 1000, and anything on the computer refers to 1024.

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:31 am
by john2698
I always known it to be 1000 MB's = 1 GB

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:14 pm
by Charlie
I love these threads... reminds me of the good old days messing about with computers. :wink:

It certainly used to be 1024. As with most computer related matters, it's a binary thing...

1024 - we can stop there.

Bits, bytes ("good", bad or ugly), yes/no, true/false, on/off, 1/0 (or is it 0/1)?

Anyone remember the delights of binary coded decimal? If you do, keep it to yourself. :wink:


P.S. Did you know that once upon a time there were two definitions of billion? When I was a lad, people over here still talked of a billion as a million million as opposed to a thousand million.

Back in those days, I did mix with quite a few ignorant peasants (it's a family tradition), but I'm pretty sure there was a British billion as opposed to an American one.

Most of the other imperial (that's non-metric rather than empire-related) differences aren't quite so severe, thankfully. :)

Re: how many MB equals 1GB?

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 3:46 pm
by brindyman
Tommy wrote:I'm kinda new to this hosting thing and I need to know how many MB's equals 1GB?

gigabit = 1,000
gigabyte = 1,024

same thing for megabyte and bit tera bit and byte and so on :wink:

thats why if you look at your hard drive you wont get exactually a round amount :wink:

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:59 pm
by InternetMarketing_IQ
It would be more helpful to put it in easy to understand terms.

Say an average page is XX mb. And if XX pages load then you'll need this much space.

I'm too tired to do the math! :)

Numbers don't mean as much as saying how many pages can be shown in a given amount of space.

Re: how many MB equals 1GB?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 2:49 pm
by Andyz
brindyman wrote:gigabit = 1,000
gigabyte = 1,024

That's complete nonsense. 1000 or 1024 what? The unit is missing.

1 Byte = 8 bit
So 1 Gigabyte = 8 Gigabit

So if a Gigabyte is 1024 Megabyte, then a Gigabit is how many Megabyte? 1024/8 = 128 MB!

But the units are used differently. Sometimes it is calculated with 1000 and sometimes with 1024. Hence there is confusion. See more here:

1 GB

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:21 am
by George Pierce
Bet you did not expect so many answers...all of them different...all of them RIGHT! Nice job.
Much Success,
George Pierce

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:24 am
by jcr266
I just use the 1000 increment for each. Makes it easier to figure out. Post about gigabyte and gigabit is really correct.

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:49 pm
by Jichino
1000 mb = 1gb - Also, for all of you who read this post, i suggest going with if you're just starting out with web hosting.

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:58 pm
by eddieparker
Basically, 1024 MB equals to 1 GB and 1 MB equals to 1024 KB. It means 1024 * 1024 equals to 1 GB. As the latest there is also available 1 TB which has the 1024 GB capacity.

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:57 pm
by kpfingaz
I was just wondering about this because of the same 1000 vs 1024 thing and glad I found this thread. Such a fun thread with lots of varying answers.

I feel like I'm looking at an episode of Ripley's. :lol:

Interesting discussion

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:52 am
by jeremyjohnson
Just Google it and you will be able to find the answer. lol.. :lol:

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