Specifying Measurement Units


Many commands include input and output of capacity and throughput. Network values are always in bits and storage values in bytes.


Scale factors are allowed on input and displayed in output as well as shown in the following table.



Scale Indicator

Meaning (Networking)

Meaning (Storage)

K or k

Kilobits

Kilobytes

M or m

Megabits

Megabytes

G or g

Gigabits

Gigabytes

T or t

Terabits

Terabytes

Table 3 -  Scale Numbers