megabyte : Java Glossary

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megabyte
A megabyte is 2^20 = 1024 * 1024 = 1,048,576 bytes. Unfortunately hard disk makers usually short change you by 5%. Their megabytes typically have only 1,000,000 bytes them. The floppy disk makers cheat even more. A 2 mb diskette contains only 1.44 megabytes.

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