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Need help telling how much bandwith this is plz. k thnx. ;)

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06-26-2002, 10:34 PM
 PhilKali Disabled Join Date: May 2002 Posts: 8

# Need help telling how much bandwith this is plz. k thnx. ;)

If I get 324GB data transfer a month, would that be equivalent to a 1mbit line?

I used this formula to figure it out.

324,000,000 bytes = 2,592,000,000 bits
[324,000,000*8 = 2,592,000,000]

2,592,000,000 bits / 30 days = 86,400,000 bits
86,400,000 bits / 24 hours= 3,600,000 bits
3,600,000 bits / 60 minutes= 60,000 bits
60,000 bits / 60 seconds= 1,000 bits

1,000 bits = 1mbit

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Is that formula correct?

If so then if I get 600GB of bandwith monthly on a dedicated server and monitor my bandwith, I can conclude that it would be like having a 1.815mbit line on it? Correct? Thats if I use the same amount of bandwith daily.

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Do all hosting companies conclude that..

GB=GigaBytes
..and not..
GB=GigaBits?

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Thank you for your help on this one guys!!!!

#2
06-26-2002, 10:42 PM
 FDrive Web Hosting Evangelist Join Date: May 2002 Posts: 542
Re: Need help telling how much bandwith this is plz. k thnx. ;)

Quote:
 Originally posted by PhilKali Do all hosting companies conclude that.. GB=GigaBytes ..and not.. GB=GigaBits?
I'm a little bit too tired to check over your math at the moment, but I can answer this question. This answer is yes, when you see "GB," a host will 99.99% of the time be referring to gigabytes and not gigabits.

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#3
06-26-2002, 10:46 PM
 NixHosting Disabled Join Date: Feb 2002 Location: Boston MA Posts: 245
Surely read their TOS. I saw a thread today where someone got screwed cause the host said GigaBITS.

#4
06-26-2002, 11:00 PM
 FHDave Web Hosting Master Join Date: Jun 2002 Location: PA, USA Posts: 5,113
yes, 1 mbps is roughly equal to 320GB (give or take 4GB), but to be safe, you should consider 1mbps to be < 300GB for average bandwith measurement and surelly less if you are going to be billed by 95th percentile.

And GB should be GigaBytes; Gb should be Gigabits.

regards,
-dave

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#5
06-26-2002, 11:03 PM
 FDrive Web Hosting Evangelist Join Date: May 2002 Posts: 542
Quote:
 Originally posted by NixHosting Surely read their TOS. I saw a thread today where someone got screwed cause the host said GigaBITS.
Really? I would imagine it would be hard to get screwed over that, since a gigabit is larger than a gigabyte... oh well. Someone's always screwing someone else over something

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#6
06-27-2002, 01:39 PM
 PhilKali Disabled Join Date: May 2002 Posts: 8

A GigaByte is larger then a GigaBit.

There are eight [8], Gigabits in a GigaByte.

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06-27-2002, 03:45 PM
 hostpath.com Web Hosting Master Join Date: Jun 2002 Posts: 2,637
If it's written GB then they're referring to gigaBYTES. As pointed out above, written Gb is gigaBITS.

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