The Bytes/bits online conversion tool helps you convert one digital data storage unit to another. It converts between bits/bytes/kilobytes/megabytes and supports many other conversions.
Today, almost in every field of life, some measuring units are used as a standard to measure or quantify any given subject. The same goes for storing or transferring any file in or one computer system or device to another computer system or device.
The file size is defined as how much material a file contains and how much space it will acquire in the computer system or device. That space is measured in some measuring units.
The bit (short form of binary data) is the smallest unit of measuring the computer data. It contains a single binary value 0 or 1. It is the basic building block.
- 1 bit = 0.125 bytes
- 1 byte = 8 bits
In computer systems, the bytes are used as a measuring unit to quantify the computer data.
- 1 KB (kilobytes) = 1024 bytes
- 1 MB (Megabytes) = 1024 KB (kilobytes)
Also, it goes in the same way as Yottabyte.
When you store a file in a system or device, have a low-quality image or video, or contain some text or sound, it is normally quantified in the measuring unit called kilobytes.
However, the larger files, like the JPEG image, might range from 1-5 megabytes in size. Megabytes (MB) is used to store, transfer the data in a system or device.
Is a kilobyte 1000 or 1024 bytes?
The SI system (International System of Units) defines the prefix kilo as 1000 (103), so in this way, 1 KB = 1000 bytes, but our system stores binary data information, and traditionally we are using 1024 bytes (210 B). So when you talk about binary data calculation, then 1KB = 1024 bytes.
One thing to understand, suppose there is a file having a size of 1.9 Gigabytes. Also, you want to store it on any device having free space of the same 1.9 Gigabytes. However, when you keep that file, the device will not save the file. The reason is that 1.9 does not mean the file is precisely 1.9 gigabytes in size. It is just a decimal notion; you cannot get the exact file size unless you go into the properties to check its precise size in bytes and convert it into gigabytes for accurate calculation.
How to convert bytes to MB by using an online Bytes/bits converter tool?
The first question is, how many bytes are in 1 MB?
The answer is 1 MB = 1048576 bytes.
Now suppose you want to convert 15,260,453 bytes into MBs.
For converting the bytes to MB, do the following steps.
- Open the online bytes/bits converter tool.
- Enter the amount 15,260,453 in the first column.
- In the second column, "Select from," select bytes as a measuring unit.
- In the third column, "Select to," select megabytes as a measuring unit.
- Click on the "convert" button. It will give you the answer in the form of 14.5535 MBs.
So 15,260,453 bytes = 14.5535 MBs
Digital/Data Storage Units: From Smallest to Largest
|Digital/Data Storage Unit
|1 Bit (b)
||0 or 1
|1 Byte (B)
|1 Kilobyte (KB)
|1 Megabyte (MB)
|1 Gigabyte (GB)
|1 Terabyte (TB)
|1 Petabyte (PB)
|1 Exabyte (EB)
|1 Zettabyte (ZB)
|1 Yottabyte (YB)
Note: The term data storage unit, digital data storage unit, computer data storage unit, used in the same sense.