1 MB = 1024KB, or does it?
There are two possible definitions, which makes this quite confusing
- 1,024,000 bytes: the “traditional” definition that was used, for instance, to describe the formatted capacity of floppy disks.
- 1,000,000 bytes: the “standard” definition, recommended by the International System of Units (SI) and the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)
Convex uses the latter definition, where 1 MB equals 1000KB and also implements the corresponding unit (MiB) where 1 MiB equals 1024 KiB.
|SI decimal prefix||decimal prefix||binary usage||IEC binary prefix|
|Source: Wikipedia Megabyte article|
|megabyte (MB)||106||220||mebibyte (MiB)|
|gigabyte (GB)||109||230||gibibyte (GiB)|
|terabyte (TB)||1012||240||tebibyte (TiB)|
|petabyte (PB)||1015||250||pebibyte (PiB)|
|exabyte (EB)||1018||260||exbibyte (EiB)|
|zettabyte (ZB)||1021||270||zebibyte (ZiB)|
|yottabyte (YB)||1024||280||yobibyte (YiB)|
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