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Case Sensetivity in Speed Ratings? Yup, They Matter

You buy computer stuff.  Even if you hate it, it’s a part of your job.  Every manufacturer wants you to think their product is the best, so they’re constantly showing you the biggest number they can.  Bigger is better, right?  Sometimes.  (My girlfriend assures me it doesn’t matter.)

For the moment, consider these speed ratings:

  1. 60MB/s
  2. 100Mb/s
  3. 480Mb/s
  4. 9600 b/s

Which is the fastest?  The first thing to recognize is that the size of the “b” matters – a lot.  Like, to a factor of eight.  Each prefix multiplier is 1,000x it’s previous.  Continue reading Case Sensetivity in Speed Ratings? Yup, They Matter