Mb to gb conversion megabytes to gigabytes calculator

Can"t tell your bits from your bytes? Read on khổng lồ learn the difference and figure out what broadb& tốc độ is right for your home.

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Connection speeds & data sizes are measured differently, but people tkết thúc to informally refer khổng lồ them both as "megs". The problem is that the word "meg" actually refers to lớn two very different values: megabits and megabytes. But aren"t they the same thing?

Actually no, there"s a big difference between a bit và a byte. A byte is much bigger — eight times bigger, to lớn be exact, with eight bits in every byte. So there are eight megabits (Mb) in every megabyte (MB), & eight gigabits (Gb) in every gigabyte (GB).

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Bits, bytes và broadbvà speeds

You may be wondering how this relates to you & your broadb& speed.

Data sizes are usually measured in "bytes", and broadband speeds are measured in "bits". Based on the file kích cỡ & your connection tốc độ, you can estimate how long it"ll take you khổng lồ tải về something.

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Let"s say you find a file online that is 17 megabytes (MB) in kích cỡ, & you want lớn download it using your 17 megabit per second (Mbps) broadb& connection. This won"t take one second; it will take eight times one second because a megabyte is eight times bigger than a megabit. So in theory — and with a perfectly consistent tốc độ — it should take eight seconds to tải về.

Before you start reaching for your calculator, read our guide khổng lồ tải về times. We"ve sầu pulled together a danh mục of the most comtháng broadbvà speeds and tệp tin sizes to lớn give you an idea of how long it will take to tải về films, TV series, songs & more.

How can I tell the difference between a bit và a byte?

From how it"s written. A byte is an uppercase "B" & a bit is a lowercase "b". If it says MB, all capitals, then it is a megabyte. If it says Mb, then it is a megabit.

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There is one exception to this, of course, và it is the symbol for kilobit, which is "kb", all lowercase. But these tệp tin sizes are so small nowadays that you shouldn"t really see much of them.

It"s easy to figure out based on common sense: an uppercase "B" is physically larger than a lowercase "b", & a byte is larger than a bit.

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Other tệp tin sizes khổng lồ know about

While there"s a range of different file sizes, most of us only need to lớn know a few different prefixes. Here are the most comtháng ones.

KB, MB, GB - A kilobyte (KB) is 1,024 bytes. A megabyte (MB) is 1,024 kilobytes. A gigabyte (GB) is 1,024 megabytes. A terabyte (TB) is 1,024 gigabytes.

kb, Mb, Gb - A kilobit (kb) is 1,024 bits. A megabit (Mb) is 1,024 kilobits. A gigabit (Gb) is 1,024 megabits. A terabit (Tb) is 1,024 gigabits.

Don"t forget! There are eight bits in a byte, so khổng lồ translate from one lớn the other, you can multiply or divide by eight. For example, if you want lớn transfer 38MB across a 38 Mbps connection, it will take eight seconds.

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