I already wrote about this twice:
And to fire up the discussion once again, I found another link on the IEC website: http://www.iec.ch/si/binary.htm
Remember that scientists want to be very precise about their findings and writing G, means there’s 1,000,000,000 of whatever they were measuring. If they wanted to switch to counting in binary language, they would either switch to using 0s and 1s or use binary prefixes like Gi, Mi, Pi and Ki.
So once again:
- 1 kB = 1,000 Bytes
- 1 KiB = 1,024 Bytes
- 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 Bytes
- 1 GiB = 1,024 x 1,024 x 1,024 Bytes
Spread the word. Please!