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Computer storage disks and RAM are manufactured in binary units (power of 2) Bytes, KiB, MiB, GiB…
The binary prefix convention allows common numbers such as 2048 bytes to display as round numbers, so 2 KiB
Power of 10 numbers are also calculated above (KB, MB, GB…) these are used by Apple and some hard drive manufacturers.
Many documents still incorrectly use the old-style : KB,MB,GB… prefixes to refer to a power of 2 value.
The 'B' character for Bytes is case sensitive and easily confused with 'b' for bits: Kb,Mb,Gb…
1 Byte = 8 bits
Bytes are used to measure disc/file sizes.
bits are used to measure network or download speeds.
Decimal: Binary: Hex:
Hard disk = 30 MiB per second. (x8 = 240 Mb/Sec)
Gigabit Ethernet = 125 MiB per second. (x8 = 1,000 Mb/Sec)
Solid State Disc (SATA) = 250 MiB per second. (x8 = 2,000 Mb/Sec)
Solid State Disc (NVMe PCIe 4.0) = 2 GiB per lane per second. (x8 = 16 Gb/Sec)
Fibre Channel = 2,550 MiB per second. (x8 = 20,400 Mb/Sec)
“Kilted Men Given Testosterone Perform Exceedingly Zealous Yoga - Mnemonic for Kilo, Mega, Giga, Tera, Peta, Exa, Zeta, Yotta” ~ David Wu
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