1. ## why kbyte=2^10 ??

a byte=2^8

kilo=1000

2^8 * 1000 differs 2^10

??

2. Search the Web for kilobyte and kibibyte.

3. kibibyte??

4. If you have to ask that, it means you have not searched.

5. Originally Posted by transgalactic2
a byte=2^8
A byte = 2^8 ??

6. Yeah, you got it a bit wrong.
A bytes = 8 bits
A kilobyte = 1024 bytes = 1024*8 bits

So it is 1024 instead of 1000. The difference is small

7. The SI maniacs who know nothing about the architecture of a computer are trying to force people to use 1 kilobyte = 1000 bytes. I'm not going for it.

8. Why not? It makes sense. And there is kibibyte (not like it disappeared), which would make advertising a whole lot better IMO.

That being said, I never use the kibi and friend variants

9. call me old fashioned but a kilobyte will always be 1024 bytes. advertisers ........ me off by using the stupid 1000 byte rule, it didnt make much difference when they rounded megabytes, but now they are selling terabyte drives that only have 960 GB of storage. Thats a significant difference, and the error will only get larger as capacities increase. There actually will be a point in the forseable future when it will be off by >10&#37;. Its stupid and they are trying to force the correct viewpoint to change, rather than just make manufacturers print the correct (lower) capacities on their boxes. A foot is about 10 inches, so rope manufacters should start selling 50 inches of rope as '5 feet'. Its exactly the same as what the storage manufacturers are doing.