Are data units binary or decimal?

asked 2015-04-25 23:09:21 +0200

Do data units in, say, the settings menu adhere to the IEC 60027-2 standard?

The IEC 60027-2 standard defines kilo-, mega-, etc. to be purely SI prefixes, and designates a series of prefixes to be used with the binary values.

So,

            Decimal                                              Binary
(kB) kilobyte     = 103 B                       (KiB) Kibibyte   = 210 B
(MB) Megabyte = 106 B                       (MiB) Mebibyte = 220 B
(GB) Gigabyte   = 109 B                       (GiB) Gibibyte   = 230 B
(TB) Terabyte    = 1012 B                      (TiB) Tebibyte   = 240 B

More information on IEC 60027-2 can be found here.

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Comments

Well, delightful. I can see the site didn't even post it the way it showed in the preview. -_-

SarahTehCat gravatar imageSarahTehCat ( 2015-04-25 23:10:35 +0200 )edit

Sorry, but I don't understand what you want to know?

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2015-04-26 10:37:40 +0200 )edit

What do you not understand, specifically?

SarahTehCat gravatar imageSarahTehCat ( 2015-09-12 23:42:13 +0200 )edit