The difference between bits and bytes

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Bits

  • There are 1,000 bits in 1 kilobit (KB).
  • There are 1,000,000 bits in 1 megabit. There are 1,000 kilobits in 1 megabit (MB).
  • There are 1,000,000,000 bits in a gigabit. There are 1,000,000 kilobits in a gigabit. There are 1,000 megabits in a gigabit (GB).

Bytes

  • There are 1,000 bytes in 1 kilobyte (KB).
  • There are 1,000,000 bytes or 1,000 kilobytes in 1 megabyte (MB).
  • There are 1,000,000,000 bytes or 1,000,000 kilobytes or 1,000 megabytes in a gigabyte (GB).

Bits in a Byte

  • There are 8 bits in 1 byte.
  • There are 8,000 bits in 1 kilobyte (KB).
  • There are 8,000,000 bits or 8,000 kilobits in 1 megabyte (MB).
  • There are 8,000,000,000 bits or 8,000,000 kilobits or 8,000 megabits in a gigabyte (GB).


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