Understanding File Sizes

Every file on a computer uses a certain amount of resources when sent over the internet or stored. You’ve must notice that not all your downloaded songs are the same size. Keeping mind of your kilobytes (KB) and megabytes (MB) can prevent problems and produce a smoother online experience.

In general, larger files cause bigger problems. This is because larger files are harder to manipulate. Imagine sending a large file in an email. This kind of emails will slow down your inbox and future use of this service. Basically, a large file on its own is not a problem. The problems occurs when that file is multiplied via sharing. It can cause bandwidth problems that affect internet service providers and other users.

If you’re not sure what each abbreviation mean, here we bring you a list:

1 B = 1 byte
1 kB = 1000 bytes
1 MB = 1000 kB
1 GB = 1000 MB or 1 000 000 000 bytes.

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