Why Do Memory Stick Sizes Go Up In Fours?

31 July 2018, 16:40 | Updated: 31 July 2018, 16:42

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Mystery Hour Question

Question: Why do memory sticks go up in fours?

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Name: Rich in Forest Hill

Qualification: PHD in Computing

Answer: Memory is based around 'bites', each of which have eight bits. As a result, memory sizes increase in multiple of eight.