• One kilobyte of data is equal to one thousand bytes.  1
  • The equivalent of 1,000 (actually 1,024) bytes. Indicates (1) size of the storage area on a disk, such as 32KB = 32,768 bytes, or (2) amount of main memory (RAM) in the computer, such as 640K = room to store 640,000 bytes of instructions.  2
  • One thousand bytes of data is 1K of data.  3


  1. Vinson & Elkins LLP Practice Support, EDD Glossary.
  2. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  3. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.