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The Megabyte is the equivalent of 1024 kilobytes or 1,048,576 bytes. However, the International Measurement System argues that the mega prefix should be used to mean one million. So as not to deceive customers, hard disk manufacturers and other storage devices have begun using this recommendation, and equating the megabyte to 1,000,000 bytes. This allowed to reduce the number of clients, who complained, claiming that their devices had less capacity than the one that was advertised. In the early days of computing, a megabyte was considered a lot of data, nowadays, it is not so. A megabyte lets you store a small book, 100 megabytes allow you to store multiple volumes of one encyclopedia, and 640 megabytes is the space occupied by a music CD.

The Gigabyte is the equivalent of 1024 megabytes. The giga prefix originates from a Greek word meaning giant. Often, manufacturers of storage devices use the term to compare the cost per gigabyte of different units sold. Something similar, to what we do in the supermarket, when we are analyzing two similar products served in packages with different volumes. In these cases we compare the cost per pound to find out which one is best. This is a very common term used these days when we refer to disk space or storage drive. One gigabyte lets you store approximately the contents of several books used to fill a shelf about 10 feet long.

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1024 MB = 1 GB 786432 MB = 768 GB
2048 MB = 2 GB 1048576 MB = 1024 GB
4096 MB = 4 GB 1572864 MB = 1536 GB
8192 MB = 8 GB 2097152 MB = 2048 GB
10240 MB = 10 GB 3145728 MB = 3072 GB
20480 MB = 20 GB 7340032 MB = 7168 GB
81920 MB = 80 GB 10485760 MB = 10240 GB
102400 MB = 100 GB 20971520 MB = 20480 GB
204800 MB = 200 GB 26214400 MB = 25600 GB
524288 MB = 512 GB 41943040 MB = 40960 GB
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