Megabits/bytes

  callingman 03 Mar 11
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Is there an industry standard for differentiating between megabits and megabytes? e.g. is 10Mb ten megabits or 10 megabytes?

  bremner 03 Mar 11

10Mb is 10 megabits

10MB is 10 mega bytes.

Little b = bits

Big B = bytes

  callingman 03 Mar 11

Bremner - Cheers

  proudfoot 04 Mar 11

1 byte is 8 bits

  rkhan19 16 Mar 11

Bremner you are kind of correct but a more accurate answer would be:

10Mb is 1024 megabits
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  bremner 16 Mar 11

No I am correct because the OP was asking what the letters B and b ment and used the example of 10Mega?

It is also incorrect to say that 10Mb is 1024 megabits

1024 Megabits is 1Gb

  rkhan19 17 Mar 11

haha sorry, my mistake I accidently put mb where I should have wrote kb.

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