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3000MB does not equal 3GB

I find it so annoying when companies and individuals, who are in the technology business or are technically inclined, incorrectly calculate storage space. For example Wordpress founding member Matt Mullenweg, in his "Free Space to Three Gigabytes" post states that the free space on will be increased to 3,000 MB, yet the title states that it will be increased to 3 GB. If the later was true, then a simple calculation will should that he space should actually be 3,072 MB. What 's worse is that Kristen Nicole from Mashable, a technology oriented website, simply restated the announcement instead of correcting it.

Below you will find a simple storage space numerical explanation.
Bits & Bytes
1,024 bits = 1 kilobit (kb)
8 kb = 1 kilobyte (KB)
128 KB = 1 megabit (mb)
8 mb = 1 megabyte (MB)
1,024 KB = 1 megabyte (MB)
128 MB = 1 gigabit (gb)
8 gb = 1 gigabyte (GB)
1,024 MB = 1 gigabyte (GB)
The easiest way to go about calculating how many gigabytes  a number of megabytes or…