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Fair Use: What is a Gigabyte?

michaelscott
Grafter
Posts: 594
Registered: 09-08-2007

Fair Use: What is a Gigabyte?

1024MB or 1000MB? It needs to be clearly stated.
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Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Fair Use: What is a Gigabyte?

1000MB

see Broadband Home FAQ item 25.

I agree it should be shown in the VMU page.
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Fair Use: What is a Gigabyte?

Why is it not 1024MB? I thought these quantities were all numbers derived from 2 raised to various powers, i.e. 2^10 = 1024, which is a MB, therefore a GB should be 2^20 = 1024^2 = 1024MB? Is it just convention?
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Fair Use: What is a Gigabyte?

Many other ISPs and disk drive manufacturers use 1000MB for a GigaByte.

This has been discussed before: What is a Gigabyte.
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Fair Use: What is a Gigabyte?

Well, I stand corrected; but feel aggrieved. Something is no longer sitting harmoniously in my universe.
Community Veteran
Posts: 4,729
Registered: 04-04-2007

Fair Use: What is a Gigabyte?

This way Plus.Net make an extra 2.4% on pay as you go accounts.

Chilly
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Fair Use: What is a Gigabyte?

didnt it get a different name, somthing kind of odd *shrug*
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Fair Use: What is a Gigabyte?

Lets be fair to PlusNet.
1024 minus 24 is only a 2.34375% extra mark up.
Just one of those silly moods Tongue
wheelnut
Grafter
Posts: 102
Registered: 01-08-2007

Fair Use: What is a Gigabyte?

Its worse than that Jim.....

1GB is actually 1,073,741,824 bytes, if Plusnet actually measure a GB as 1,000,000,000 bytes then that is a markup of over 7.37%