Data Storage - (Offset|Memory Address)

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When storing and retrieving data from memory, an offset is used to determine the location in which the data is stored.

An offset is an identifier (id number) that is sized by bytes (eight bits)

For example a data request would be “retrieve 8 bytes of data starting at offset 8100”.

This is similar to saying “give me the fifth binder from the second row” in the real world.

To understand it better, just see the output of an hexdump

See also: Number - Hexadecimal notation (0x)

data_storage/offset.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/13 21:21 by gerardnico