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    MBps - Mbps difference?

    hi there just a quick question about what MBps and MBps repesents?

    as far as i know;
    Mbps is megabits per second
    MBps is megabytes per second
    isnt it?

    cos on the front sony high speed duo pro packaging is says that the tranfer rate is 80Mbps. but at the back of the back of the packaging it says 10MBps!

    im a bit confused...

    please tell me what the transfer rate in megabytes of this card reader.

    thanks
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    Mbps is megabits per second
    MBps is megabytes per second
    isnt it?
    True!
    On that page it says the following:
    Read upto speeds over 4.3Mbps
    Write upto speeds over 1.3Mbps

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    i know it says that but i dont know what 1.3Mbps represents in MBps???

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    1 megabit per second comes down to say 100 KBps.
    with ur 8 MB adsl line, u should be able to obtain 800 KBps

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    xor, you are confusing me again man.. lol
    all i want to know is how many MB per sec is 1.3Mbps.
    thanks

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    I always write it like this to avoid confusion

    - MB/s as megabytes per second
    - Mbps as megabits per second

    1 MB/s = 8 Mbps...

    So a 8 Megabits per second internet line can download 1 Megabyte of data per second.

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    xor, you are confusing me again man.. lol
    all i want to know is how many MB per sec is 1.3Mbps.
    thanks
    allright, lets keep it simple
    with 1.3 Megabits per second, you will be transferring about 100 kilobyte per second.
    that means 0,1 megabyte per second.

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    0,1625 MegaByte per second or 166,4 KiloByte per second to be precise.

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    finally thats the answer i was waiting for. so that card reader so bloody slow then...
    thank you very much again guys.
    regards

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    actually the MBps thing is wrong.. you use either mbps or MB/s
    also 1.3mbps means smth like 160KB/s and not 100KB/s like xor said above

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    deuxani already corrected me about that.
    100 isn't WRONG, if we were talking about an internet connection , he wouldn't be doing a full 160 all the time.
    perhaps with the card thing its possible

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    Check this website out for all your Mbps/MBps needs.

    http://www.speedguide.net/conversion.php

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    To be more precise...1 Byte = 8 bits...and 1 Kilobyte = 1024 bytes.....is that ok.......and 1 MegaBytes = 1024 Kbytes i.e. 1024000 bytes....so it shud be 1 MegaByte =1024 Megabit.....i hope i m correct..if not correct me guys...ok...

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    1 kilobit is 1000bits, its only bytes that work on base 2 causing 1024 to be the kilo

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