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 11-03-2004, 11:47 AM #1 (permalink) Master Techie   Join Date: Mar 2004 Posts: 2,007 Hardware Quiz #47: HD basics Back to basics, how many bytes in a gigabyte? p.s. try this without actually looking it up. Answer: a. 1,073,741,824 1 megabyte = 1 MB = 1 048 576 bytes 1 gigabyte = 1 GB = 1 073 741 824 bytes 1 terabyte = 1 TB = 1 099 511 627 776 bytes 1 petabyte = 1 PB = 1 125 899 906 842 624 bytes 1 exabyte = 1 EB = 1 152 921 504 606 846 976 bytes __________________
 11-03-2004, 02:19 PM #2 (permalink) True Techie   Join Date: Mar 2004 Posts: 113 crap, i missed the zero. ugh __________________ __________________ Specs: P4 3.2ghz @ 3864mhz 1024mb RAM pc2700 2x 120gb maxtor HD Asus P4P800-S Albatron nVIDIA GeForce 6800 256mb 19 SENergy 981 TFT LCD (got it for \$500 from my dad\'s work, RETAIL: \$880:cool: ) Altec Lansing 5.1 speakers MOBO upgrade coming soon Dim Tetsusaiga as Integer
 11-03-2004, 02:25 PM #3 (permalink) Master Techie   Join Date: Mar 2004 Posts: 2,007 lol
 11-03-2004, 02:34 PM #4 (permalink) PowerQuest / Opera     Join Date: Jun 2004 Location: Netherlands Posts: 10,177 This is a nice quiz. Am I allowed to use my calculator? __________________ TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
 11-03-2004, 02:39 PM #5 (permalink) Master Techie   Join Date: Mar 2004 Posts: 2,007 nice? (sarcasm?) sure use your calculator but you can only use it in a darkened closet w/no flashlights, only the light from your nifty wristwatch light....lol
 11-04-2004, 03:46 PM #6 (permalink) Ultra Techie   Join Date: Oct 2003 Posts: 754 DAMMIT, i can't count the commas right i used the built in XP calculator and got 1073741824 i suck at comma placement i read 10,073,741,824. Don't ask me why, but thats a damn tricky answer ** is. __________________ Q6600 G0 @ 3.80ghz MCR-320-->Dtek Fuzion V2-->Dtek Fuzion GFX2-->Swiftech MCP-655--> Asus P5K deluxe 4x1gb Crucial Ballistix @ 846mhz 5-5-5-15 8800GT 3x 250gb HDDs Hiper 580w Coolermaster 690 w/ water cooling mods 3dmark06 - 15,602 SuperPi 1M - 12.421s
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Quote:
 slvrstang , bult in XP calculator
ha ha, just do an approx calculation ..just count the number of zeros you wud get by considering memory in steps of 1000 and not as 1024

dast easy no need for an calculator!

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Re: Hardware Quiz #47: HD basics

Quote:
 Originally posted by jaksback Back to basics, how many bytes in a gigabyte? p.s. try this without actually looking it up. Answer: b. 1,099,511,627,776 1 megabyte = 1 MB = 1 048 576 bytes 1 gigabyte = 1 GB = 1 073 741 824 bytes 1 terabyte = 1 TB = 1 099 511 627 776 bytes 1 petabyte = 1 PB = 1 125 899 906 842 624 bytes 1 exabyte = 1 EB = 1 152 921 504 606 846 976 bytes
Wait a minute.........

you said that B was the right answer but then you said that 1 099 511 627 776 bytes equals 1 terabyte. I think the right answer is A.
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 11-05-2004, 10:27 PM #9 (permalink) PowerQuest / Opera     Join Date: Jun 2004 Location: Netherlands Posts: 10,177 A is the right anwser.. I am pretty sure. __________________ TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
 11-06-2004, 02:47 AM #10 (permalink) Master Techie   Join Date: Mar 2004 Posts: 2,007 oops sorry guys, was doing this in a rush before i had to go to work. its corrected now. __________________

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