What are the storage units you use?

Across the system, you may find terms such as B, GB, MB or KB. What does it mean?

Here is the meaning of these acronym units:

  • B‘ stands for ‘Bytes’. It is basically one character
  • KB‘ stands for ‘Kilo Bytes’. In other words, 1,000 bytes (or characters)
  • MB‘ stands for ‘Mega bytes’. In other words, 1,000,000 (1 million) bytes (or characters)
  • GB‘ stands for ‘Giga Bytes’. In other words, 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) bytes (or characters)
  • Even if we don’t use it, you could also find ‘TB‘ that stands for ‘Tera Bytes’, or 1,000,000,000,000 bytes (1 trillion)
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