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    Quick question for people who understand bytes of memory

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    My file total is 47841280 bytes
    File Free is 21319296 bytes

    What does that translate to. Is that a good amount of memory left to downlad third party apps if I wanted, or is my memory low and i should be careful?

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    you have 21mb left and that is pretty good... you should be fine to install 3rd party apps

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflair1980 View Post
    ... File Free is 21319296 bytes ...
    Divide the free Mem with 1024 to get kBytes and divite the kBits with 1000 = 20,8 MB free. And as Stacey wrote thats good

    HTH
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    Thanks so much giving me the formula for figuring out the available memory, I often wondered how to figure it out on my 8130.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterthill View Post
    Divide the free Mem with 1024 to get kBytes and divite the kBits with 1000 = 20,8 MB free. And as Stacey wrote thats good

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    There's 1024 bytes in a KB and 1024 KB in a MB not that it makes much of a difference. And it continues that way...1024 MB in a GB, etc.

    Google is also pretty handy for conversions. You can type "21319296 bytes to MB" in a google search and it does the correct conversion.
    Last edited by milrtime83; 03-13-2008 at 10:29 AM.

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    12345678 (just using this as an example)
    the last 3 digits (678) are the bytes
    the next 3 (345) are the kilobytes
    the front numbers are the megabytes (12 in this case)
    hope this helps

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    My file total is 47841280 bytes = 45.6 MB
    File Free is 21319296 bytes = 20.3 MB


    10000000 bytes = 9765.6 KB = 9.54 MB

    as mentioned above
    1MB = 1024KB
    1KB = 1024 bytes
    so dividing number of bytes by 1048576 (<- 1024x1024) will give numbers of MB
    21319296 : (1024X1024) = 20.3

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    The short answer is that techies talk in 1024 chunks and non-techies talk in 1000 chunks. This is good to know when buying memory/storage. People like me assumed 400GB meant one thing (400*1024*1024*1024 bytes), while the marketing people assumed another (400*1000*1000*1000 bytes). Quite a difference... There were lawsuits involved...

    In general, you can use either calculation when casually talking amongst us, you only need the specifics when it's a real down-and-dirty, bits-and-bytes, technical conversation.

    Quick answer, 47841280 is 47 MB.
    Technically, it's 45.625 MB.

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