There are many different units of measurement when it comes to measuring the size of a digital file. These measurements can also be used to figure out how fast digital files can be transferred. Two of these are megabits and megabytes. What’s the difference? In this video, Kevin Ames discusses the difference between megabits and megabytes.
- Speed is an issue.…The more speed we've got,…the quicker we can get out from…behind the monitor f the computer…and back to the camera making photographs,…or videos, which is what we really love to do…if we're photographers or videographers.…If you're a writer,…it gets you back to Word faster.…If you're a financial person,…it gets you back to the spreadsheet faster.…But best of all it gets you out…from in front of the computer.…There's a problem.…There's some confusion,…and you've probably run across…the term megabit when you're looking at…your internet speed.…
So I'd like to break that down for you,…because it's also related to speeds…in the computer and hard drives.…Megabits versus megabytes.…So eight bits equals one byte.…Eight megabits equals one megabyte.…Simple math, right?…Well, here's where it gets interesting.…M, little b per second equals…megabits per second.…
M, capital Bs, is megabytes per second.…Now the internet providers want us to believe…that we're getting really big speeds,…really fast speeds,…so we get a three digit number download,…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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