# Simple Question regarding KB/s

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#### Nodsu

##### TS Rookie
Well, many, many people can't tell the difference between b and B, k and K so it may just be the ignorance of the people who wrote the programs..

Basically, k means the decimal kilo (1000), K means the binary kilo (1024). So, assuming that someone knowingly used these letters, 40.0KB/s is 2.4% faster than 40.0kB/s. See the .0? If you say just 40, then the 2.4% is rounded off, so there is no way to tell whether one is faster than the other

#### zipperman

##### TS Rookie
No,It's not like useing a password.Just a typist choice.Both mean
Killobytes per second.

#### jobeard

zipperman said:
No,It's not like useing a password.Just a typist choice.Both mean
Killobytes per second.
maybe; maybe not. depends upon the writer.

#### kitty500cat

##### TS Evangelist
I thought it was b and B that determine whether it's 1,000 or 1,024...perhaps not.

#### mke

##### TS Rookie
i concure with all above

#### kitty500cat

##### TS Evangelist
Oh, never mind, I'm wrong. k and K, as Nodsu said, determine whether it's binary or decimal kilo. B and b determine whether it is bytes or bits.

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