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|Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:07 pm Post subject: kB/s & kbps and MB/s & Mbps
|Bits and bytes could be considered to be similar, but they are not the same. It takes 8 bits to make up 1 byte of information.
Most Internet companies advertise in Mbps such as 3Mbps/364kbps. This means under the most ideal situation, you could download from the Internet at 3Mbps which is equivalent to 375kB/sec.
K: Kelvin (temperature)
k: kilo (multiplied by 1,000)
M: Mega (multiplied by 1,000,000)
m: milli (divided by 1,000)
B: Byte (8 bits)
Replace ',' with '.' depending on the country you live in.
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