A unit of measure that tells the number of kilobits of data that can be transferred in a second (a bit being the smallest unit of data and kilobit being 1,024 bits). Your modem's speed is measured by how many bits it can transfer in a second; those that can transfer kilobits are standard.
A unit of measure for a chunk of data totaling about 1,000 bytes (1,024 bytes, or 2 to the 10th power, to be exact, because bytes are calculated as binary numbers, based on the number 2). The following table shows standard measures of data based on bytes:
|Term||Abbreviation||Approximate Value||Precise Binary Value|
|Kilobyte||K or KB||1,000 bytes||1,024 bytes or 2 to the 10th power|
|Megabyte||M or MB||1 million bytes||1,048,576 bytes or 2 to the 20th power|
|Gigabyte||G or GB||1 billion bytes||1,073,741,824 bytes or 2 to the 30th power|
|Terabyte||TB||1 trillion bytes||1,099,511,627,776 bytes or 2 to the 40th power|