# How many bytes make 1 KB

From the information from Wikipedia: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte

Binary prefixes:
1 Kibibyte (KiB) = 1024 bytes = 210 Byte = 1024 bytes
1 Mebibyte (MiB) = 1024 KiB = 220 Byte = 1 048 576 bytes
1 Gibibyte (GiB) = 1024 MiB = 230 Byte = 1 073 741 824 bytes

Decimal prefixes:
1 kilobyte (kB) = 1000 bytes = 103 Byte = 1000 bytes
1 megabyte (MB) = 1000 kB = 106 Byte = 1,000,000 bytes
1 gigabyte (GB) = 1000 MB = 109 Byte = 1 000 000 000 bytes

Quote: To avoid ambiguity, the IEC proposed new unit prefixes in 1996
which should only be used in the binary meaning. An example:

1 Kibibyte (KiB) = 1024 bytes, 1 Mebibyte (MiB) = 1024 · 1024 bytes = 1 048 576 bytes.

The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) responsible for SI prefixes advises against
the binary use of the SI prefixes and recommends for the designation of
Powers of two the binary prefixes according to the previous IEC 60027-2, which is replaced by the ISO standard
IEC 80000-13: 2008 (or DIN EN 80000-13: 2009-01) has been replaced. In addition, was
recommended to use the SI prefixes only in the decimal meaning so that both
for powers of two as well as for powers of ten result in unambiguous names, e.g. B .:

1 kilobyte (kB) = 1000 bytes, 1 megabyte (MB) = 1000 · 1000 bytes = 1,000,000 bytes.

Many standardization organizations followed this recommendation.

"Conversion: Bit and Byte (Bits and Bytes) - kibibytes (KiB) and mebibytes (MiB)":
http://www.sengpielaudio.com/RechnerBits.htm