Chapter 6

Common Units of Measure: Storage, Throughput, and Speed

Information technology is always seeking to transmit, receive, store, and locate information as quickly as possible. With the rise of cloud computing, digital photography, and HD video, the need for storage has never been greater. Understanding the units of measure used for storage, throughput, and processing speed is essential in any IT field. This chapter covers CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Objective 1.5: Compare and contrast common units of measure: storage units (bit, byte, KB, MB, GB, TB, PB), throughput (bps, Kbps, Mbps, Gbps, and Tbps), and processing speed (MHz, GHz).

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Storage Units

Storage units measure the capacity of permanent storage, including magnetic, ...

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