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What exactly is a Kilobyte and a Gigabyte, data throughput and data transfer rates?

Defining Bits and Bytes, Data Throughput and Data Transfer Rates

 How Many of These  Make  How Many  of These
8 bits 1 byte
1024 bytes 1 Kilobyte (KB)
1024 Kilobytes (KB) 1 Megabyte (MB)
1024 Megabytes (MB) 1 Gigabyte (GB)
1024 Gigabytes (GB) 1 Terabyte (TB)

This is the actual binary method of calculating size but there are vendors out there now using 1000 as the representation. Although this makes it easy to calculate, it does misrepresent actual sizes. So don't be alarmed when you see different sizes of space on your computer or hard drives.

Data-transfer rate is the speed at which data transmits from one device to another. Throughput is how long it takes the data to move from point A to point B.

 Service Type   kbps kilobits
per second
  KB/sec Kilobytes
per second
56K Modem 53.3 kbps 6.6 KB/sec
T1-Fractional 256 kbps 32 KB/sec
DSL/Cable 384 kbps 48 KB/sec
Cable/T1-Fractional 512 kbps 64 KB/sec
DSL/Cable/T1-Fractional 768 kbps 96 KB/sec
DSL/Cable (1 Mbps) 1000 kbps 125 KB/sec
Full T1 (1.544 Mbps) 1544 kbps 193 KB/sec

Examining throughput and data transfer rates helps assures that effective, secure and capable communication is available to meet the business needs and should be part of an effective network administration solution. In web design or Search Engine Optimization strategies it becomes more important as customers won't wait for a page to download that has poor throughput and data transfer rates.

pcOfficePro can help a business assure that they are receiving the correct throughput and data transfer rates to meet their network administration guidelines , web design and SEO optimal download speed criteria.