How many bits are a byte? How many GB are a TB? These are questions that we sometimes ask ourselves and if we are not familiar with these units of capacity, we can get confused. Luckily, we have prepared for you a **bit-to-byte converter and other computer units.**

Its operation is very simple. All you have to do is indicate the starting unit and the capacity figure. After pressing the calculate button, you will obtain the **equivalence in the main memory units** used in the world of technology.

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## Equivalences of bytes and other computer units

Here is a brief summary of some of them **equivalences of the main computer units**The PetaByte is one of the largest units for a home or professional user with low storage needs.

- 1 Byte = 8 bits
- 1 KiloByte ( KB ) = 1 024 Bytes
- 1 MegaByte (MB) = 1 024 LB = 1,048,576 Bytes
- 1 GigaByte (GB) = 1 024 MB = 1,073,741,824 Bytes
- 1 TeraByte (TB) = 1 024 GB = 1,099,511,627,776 Bytes
- 1 PetaByte (PB) = 1 024 TB = 1,125,899,906,842,624 Bytes

And since there may still be some doubts, we will answer the main questions that you have asked us.

### 1 Giga is how many megabytes

One of the most recurrent questions is how many MB is a GB. You should know that **1 Giga has 1024 megas**.

### How many KB is one MB

**1 MB has 1024 KB** o 2^{10} KiloBytes of information.

At present,** the MegaByte is a unit that has become too small** but 20 years ago it was quite common to work with floppy disks with a capacity of 1.44 MB.

Obviously, times have changed and needs are different, so in this space we can store the occasional highly optimized photograph or a few text documents.

### How many bytes are in a KB

Finally, another typical question is how many bytes are in a KB. In this case, **1 Kilobyte equals 1024 bytes**.

## What is the difference between a bit and a byte?

The most common error when working with memory units is **confusing a bit with a byte**This is a serious flaw that can falsify all the calculations performed.

The bit is the smallest unit and it takes a total of **8 bits to form a byte** (1 byte = 8 bits). Taking this into account, you should know that a Kilobyte is not the same as a Kilobit. You can check these differences yourself using our bit calculator and compare the results with those obtained by the computer unit converter you have just used.

## Bit converter

Do you need to work with bits instead of bytes? Remember that they are not the same even though they are written very similar but in reality, **one byte is eight bits **as we have seen in the previous point.

If you do indeed want to work with bits, you will find below an **unit converter for convenient work with Bits**Kilobits, Kilobits, Megabits, Gigabits or Terabits.

## How to convert bits to bytes

If we want to **convert bits to bytes**we have to apply the following formula:

bytes = bits / 8

For example, if we want to convert 50 bits to bytes, the operation would look like this:

50 bits / 8 = 6.25 bytes

This operation can also be performed in Excel thanks to the unit conversion function incorporated in the Microsoft program. To make your own **byte calculator**. In a new spreadsheet, open a new spreadsheet and type in an empty cell the following formula:

=CONVERT(amount; "bit"; "byte")

Simply replace the word amount with the number of bits you want to convert to bytes and Excel will automatically do the conversion.

## Bit to byte conversion table

To give you a better overview of the equivalence between these two units of computing, here is a bit to byte conversion table that will be useful:

Bits | Bytes |
---|---|

8 | 1 |

16 | 2 |

32 | 4 |

64 | 8 |

128 | 16 |

256 | 32 |

512 | 64 |

1024 | 128 |

2048 | 256 |

## How to convert from bytes to megabytes

Although you can use our** bytes to megabytes calculator** to calculate the conversion, you may want to know how the calculation is made from a formula. To do this, it is important that you know that:

1 MegaByte = 1024 Bytes

From this equivalence we can obtain a mathematical expression that allows us to convert bytes to megabytes or vice versa:

Bytes = MegaBytes x 1024

MB = Bytes / 1024

## Byte table

Use our **byte table to compare capacity** of the different storage units that we have talked about in this post.

Byte | KiloByte (KB) | MegaByte (MB) | GigaByte (GB) | TeraByte (TB) | PetaByte (PB) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 0.0009765625 | 9.5367431640625E-7 | 9.3132257461548E-10 | 9.0949470177293E-13 | 8.8817841970013E-16 |

1024 | 1 | 0.0009765625 | 9.5367431640625E-7 | 9.3132257461548E-10 | 9.0949470177293E-13 |

1048576 | 1024 | 1 | 0.0009765625 | 9.5367431640625E-7 | 9.3132257461548E-10 |

1073741824 | 1048576 | 1024 | 1 | 0.0009765625 | 9.5367431640625E-7 |

1099511627776 | 1073741824 | 1048576 | 1024 | 1 | 0.0009765625 |

1.1258999068426E+15 | 1099511627776 | 1073741824 | 1048576 | 1024 | 1 |

If you have any doubts about our **byte calculator** or you have any questions about converting computer units, leave us a comment and we will be happy to help you.