How large are the files you are pushing out ? are they kb or mb or gb ?
History of "why" is beyond my full understanding.
However, I would venture the following explanation:
8 bits = 1 byte
1024 bytes = 1 KB
The real world and storage world diverge after that level. The real world rounds as follows:
1000 KB = 1MB
1000 MB = 1GB
1000 GB = 1TB
Actual storage is calculated as follows:
1024 KB = 1MB
1024 MB = 1GB
1024 GB = 1TB
So, I would expect that KB is still king because it is the last place where the two worlds still use the same terminology.
Hi Bill, probably KB but the UI is asking for amount of disk space, not file size. If asking for file size then I could see KB being used, but not for minimum disk space needed.
Hi Rob, sorry but I don't understand. If what we are measuring is the amount of disk space, why not just say it in MB instead of being required to convert it? To make sure I understand this correctly, if a customer has a file that is 5.7 MB, they will need to enter the minimum disk space needed as 57,000 KB. Is this correct?
i'm pushing a 500k file, so i need 500k free... i dunno, it's just math.