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A Bit About Computer Memory!

Posted by Box Off My Computer on June 13, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Computer Memory is a toughy to discribe as each term has at least three accepted definitions.


So here it goes, a bit about computer memory, in very basic terms...


For Processor and Virtual Storage

1 Bit = Binary Digit

8 Bits = 1 Byte

1024 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte

1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte

1024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte

1024 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte

1024 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte

1024 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte

1024 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte

1024 Zettabytes = 1 Yottabyte

1024 Yottabytes = 1 Brontobyte

1024 Brontobytes = 1 Geopbyte


For Disk Storage

1 Bit = Binary Digit

8 Bits = 1 Byte

1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte

1000 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte

1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte

1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte

1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte

1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte

1000 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte

1000 Zettabytes = 1 Yottabyte

1000 Yottabytes = 1 Brontobyte

1000 Brontobytes = 1 Geopbyte


Blah Blah!

Theres a pattern there, hopefully you managed to pick it up without having an anxiety attack?



Slightly More Detail About Processor and Virtual Storage.


Bit (b)

A bit is typically the smallest unit of memory in a computer.


Byte (B)

A Byte is equal to 8 Bits.


Kilobyt (KB)

A kilobyte is equal to 1024 Bytes.


Megabyte (MB)

A Magabyte is equal to 1024 Kilobytes. When computers first came into our lives years ago, we measured our new computers memory size in Megabytes.


Gigabyte (GB)

A Gigabyte is equal to 1024 Megabytes. These days, most new computers have processors that are at least 80GB


Terabyte (TB)

A Terabyte is equal to 1024 Gigabytes.


Petabytes

A Patebyte is equal to 1024 Terabytes.


Exabyte

A Exabyte is equal to 1024 Petabytes.


Zettabyte

A Zettabyte is equal to 1024 Exabytes.


Yottabyte

A Yottabyte is equal to 1024 Zettabytes


Brontobyte

A Briontobyte is equal to 1024 Yottabytes


Geopbyte

A Geopbyte is equal to 1024 Brontobytes


TECHNICAL OVERLOAD WARNING!!! OUCH!!!




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