1000 or 1024?

  • Anonymous

    Increasingly I notice the use of 1000 instead of 1024 for the step-up from kilobyte to megabyte etc. Are we still fixed on 1024 or is 1000 going to be allowed in future? Certainly in Strandard Grade it was fixed at 1024 but now?

    Peter Thoresen

    The BCS Glossary doesn’t provide a definitive answer, and any clarity from SQA is unlikely.

    It would not be acceptable for SQA to start using binary prefixes (kibi, Mebi,…) without prior warning.

    I would stick to using 1024 when referring to memory or storage.

    For just about everything else (data transfer rates, frequencies) it is standard to use 1000.

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