Answer by fusionet24 · Apr 10, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Actually, to be actuate it's 1024 Gb = 1tb, you have 24 GBs more.Its estimated to 1000GBS but it can be 1000GBN exactly in some drives but for purposes of virtualisation and binary representations(complex stuff) it would be 1024GB.so 2TB would be 2048GB SEE:http://www.whatsabyte.com/
Answer by Duodave · Apr 11, 2011 at 02:45 AM
I think you're confused. Usually when you're talking about upgrading the "memory" on a computer, you're talking about RAM. This is usually represented in gigabytes, somewhere between 1gb and maybe 6gb if it'sa newer machine.
If you see a number like 500 gb or 1 tb, you're talking about the hard disk, or the storage medium.
The difference is that the RAM, or random access memory, it temporary and goes away when the computer is powered down. The hard disk is for storage, it's where the computer stores all the data files and programs.
If you can tell us the brand and model of the computer, we could help you figure out what type of memory it takes. Usually there is a sticker on the back with the exact model number, or if its a laptop it may be on the bottom.
Answer by HHBones · Apr 10, 2011 at 08:20 PM
One byte is the space needed to store a character, or 8 bits (1 or 0) on most machines, which work in ASCII (some, like Macintosh, use Unicode, which is more advanced, but a byte is still standardized to 8 bits).
This is because computers have their roots in binary code. Every second, billions of 32- or 64-bit opcodes flash through your processor.
Because everything is based in binary, it's only fitting to measure storage and memory in powers of 2. So, one kilobyte is 1024 bytes, or 2^11. This was chosen because it's the closest to 1000, a nice decimal measure, hence the name kilobyte. Next is megabyte, or 1024 kilobytes, which works out to be 1048576 bytes. Then come megabytes, then gigabytes, terabytes. In other words, one terabyte is mostly estimated to be 1 trillion bytes of storage (so, you can store, theoretically, 1 trillion different letters on the hard drive).
Answer by rdokoye · May 13, 2012 at 04:03 PM
In that instance, 1TB would be twice your 500GB Hard drive, however, if you do opt to purchase such a large hard drive for your computer, it's very important that you split the drive up into at least 2 partitions, for best practice purposes.