I dont understand how much memory

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  1. rsx19
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    on this site it says that 1G = 1 gig but in parenthesis it had this cart is 512MB

    so it is really 4GIG or 512MB?

    http://modchipstore.com/NDS-Nintendo-DS-Li...h-4g-16371.html

    G6 Lite 4GBit(512MB) Flash Cart and Passcard 3 combo for Nintendo DS and DS Lite )

    anyone help im confused
     
  2. deathfisaro

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    MB means Mega Byte,
    Gbit means Giga bit
    1 Byte is 8 bits, so 4Gb = 512MB
    By convention, Bytes are written upper case, and bits are written lower case.

    And inside the quote it says 1G = 1 Giga bit = 1024 bit, that's so wrong. 1G means 1 Giga nothing.
    It should have been 1 Gb = 1 Giga bit = 1024 Mb = 1024 Mega bit = 1048576 Kb = 1048576 Kilo bit = 1073741824 bit

    The memory unit everyone's familiar with is Bytes, like PC or memory cards.

    So it comes with 4Gb of memory which is 512MB, which doesn't hold a lot of stuff (well at least not enough for me)
     
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  4. outphase

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    All internal memory based solutions use bits. In the case of the G6, 4G refers to 4Gb.

    For me, this was plenty of space.
     
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    kkk thanks
     
  6. thi3f

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    I don't see why people don't just simply say that:

    MB is Megabyte (notice how both are caps)
    Mb is Megabit (the b is lowercase)

    So, that applies to GB, Gb as well.

    Just some FYI for the uninformed (2% of the forums).