The amount of information a computer can store in memory. Bytes are used to measure both computer memory (RAM) and the storage capacity of floppy disks, CD-ROM drives, and hard drives.

BYTE : One character. A character can be a number, letter or symbol. Note: A byte consists of 8 bits.

KILOBYTE (K) : Approximately one thousand characters, or one page of double spaced text.

MEGABYTE (MB) : Approximately one million characters, or one novel.

GIGABYTE (GB) : Approximately one billion characters, or one thousand novels.