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Number of Kilobytes in a Gigabyte

How many Kilobytes are there in a Gigabyte?

1,048,576.

According to the International System of Units (SI), the prefix kilo represents a thousand (103) and the prefix giga stands for a billion (109). Consequently, 1 gigabyte would contain 1 million kilobytes; however, digital information is based on binary values rather than decimal ones. Therefore, it would more appropriate to follow the JEDEC memory standards, where the prefix kilo designates 210 (or 1,024) and giga equals 230 (or 1,073,741,824).

This fact is verified on : May 13, 2010.





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