Unit converter 👨🏼💻🧮
In informatics, you sometime have to know how many mega-octets equal 629145600 octets.
You can easily find several online converters, but what is a good unit converter?
Do you think 1 gyga-octet equals 1 000 mega-octets? That is not totally true 😐
If you have to configure a server that requests the resource (oftenly the RAM = Random Access Memory) and you define it for 1 Go, 1000000000 octets, you will certainly have a surprise...
Because 1 Go = 1024 Mio = 1073741824 octets. Did you see
Mio rather than
Mo? Mo is the SI Prefix (System of Units) and Mio is the Binary Prefix... This is a big difference in informatics.
For more information about the conversion and more theory, Wikipedia is smarter than me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_(computing)
Anyway, I often look for an online converter when I need it quickly; when I forget the URL of a good online converter, I have to search again and I recently didn't find my favorite converter anymore 😭
Now, rather than looking for a converter, I created my own one on this post and I think it could be useful to someone else 😇
Hoping this post will help you 😉