I’m sure that at some point someone has told you that a Kilobyte is 1024 Bytes. If we are pedantic about the terminology used in describing storage however, they are wrong. A Kilobyte is by definition 1000 bytes, Kilo literally denoting 10^3 of something. What they are talking about is, in fact, a Kibibyte (2^10 Bytes.) This inconsistency causes problems because when people start talking about computer storage - Kilo is suddenly used incorrectly to mean “2^10” rather than the proper “10^3.” Here Follows a quick terminology break..... ..continued at http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=136 I find that this is pretty useful information. There is a lot of confusion about this subject.