Bit, byte and computer unit converter

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.

Equivalences of bytes and other computer units

Here is a brief summary of some of them equivalences of the main computer unitsThe 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 210 KiloBytes of information.

Floppy disk and pendrive

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?

Computer unit converter

The most common error when working with memory units is confusing a bit with a byteThis 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 BitsKilobits, Kilobits, Megabits, Gigabits or Terabits.

How to convert bits to bytes

If we want to convert bits to byteswe 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:


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:


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.

ByteKiloByte (KB)MegaByte (MB)GigaByte (GB)TeraByte (TB)PetaByte (PB)

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.

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