The up-front cost of storage should be a minor concern.…
Take a nibble at a bite
OK – we all know that data is made up from bits of information – 8 bits to a byte (4 to a nibble, for those who care). Kilobytes, Megabytes, Gigabytes, Terabytes and Petabytes all used to be based on the ‘power of 2’ system, so 1kB was 1,024 bytes (2 to the power 10), but has now come in line with standard metric notation, and is now 1,000 bytes.
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