What KB MB GB mean and how to read them
This sometimes stumps a lot of people. Even I have to stop and think about it from time to time. KB,MB & GB are all units of disk space. Each ones shows how much can be stored on that disk. By “disk” I mean a hard drive, flash drive, DVD or CD and so on. So how does it work?
Ok let’s say you have a marble, a golf ball, a base ball, a basketball and an exercise ball. Each one of these will represent one unit of disk space like this;
marble = 1 byte or B
golf ball = 1 kilobyte or KB
base ball = 1 megabyte or MB
basketball = 1 gigabyte or GB
exercise ball = 1 terabyte or TB
You will need 1024 of each type to make 1 of the next level. For example;
you need 1,024 bytes to get one kilobyte or 1,024 marbles to make 1 golf ball
you need 1,024 kilobytes to get one megabyte or 1,024 golf balls to make 1 base ball
you need 1,024 megabytes to get one gigabyte or 1,024 base balls to make 1 basketball
you need 1,024 gigabyte to get one terabyte or 1,024 basketballs to make 1 exercise ball
So now you know. That’s a lot of balls!
I hope this helps! HEHE!