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SG Bits/Bytes Conversion Calculator

About the Bits/Bytes Calculator
The SG Bits/Bytes Conversion Calculator is a tool provided for quick conversion of bits/bytes, etc. To use the calculator just fill in a number in the appropriate field, and all other values will be calculated automatically. For additional information, please read our Bits, Bytes & Bandwidth Quick Reference article.

Bits/Bytes Calculator
Data Communications ( 10n )
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kilobits Kb
megabits Mb
gigabits Gb
terabits Tb
Storage ( 2n )
Bytes  B
Kilobytes KB
Megabytes MB
Gigabytes GB
Terabytes TB
Storage ( 10n )
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Notes: Keep in mind in data communication 1 kilobit = 1000 bits, while in data storage 1 Kilobyte = 1024 Bytes. This conversion calculator rounds all values to 9 significant digits.

Because of computer architecture and memory address boundaries, bytes are usually some multiple or exponent of two. However, the terms Bytes, Megabytes and Gigabytes are often used ambiguously. Whether values are calculated using the decimal or binary systems depends on the context. For example, most hard disk drive and flash-memory manufacturers define 1 gigabyte as a million bytes (decimal gigabyte, 109), while computer operating systems usually calculate drive/file/RAM size in binary gigabytes (230).

In computer networking the conventional SI decimal units are followed. Manufacturers of networking equipment always use 1000-bit kilobits as their basic unit of measurement.


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