# Convert Bits and Bytes

**How to convert Bits to Bytes.**

To convert bits to bytes, you have to multiply with the correct number (1 bit = 0.125 Bytes).

Follow these steps:

- Find the correct conversion variable number.
- Then multiply by that number.

**Definition of bit:**

The **bit** is a basic unit of information in computing and digital communications. A bit can have only one of two values, and may therefore be physically implemented with a two-state device. These values are most commonly **represented as either a 0 or 1**.

**Definition of Byte:**

The **byte** is a unit of digital information that most commonly consists of **eight bits**. Historically, the byte (symbol B) was the number of bits used to encode a single character of text in a computer and for this reason it is the smallest addressable unit of memory in many computer architectures. The size of the byte has historically been hardware dependent and no definitive standards existed that mandated the size. The de facto standard of eight bits is a convenient power of two permitting the **values 0 through 255** for one byte.

**Unit symbol:**

The unit symbol for the byte is specified in IEC 80000-13, IEEE 1541 and the Metric Interchange Format as the **upper-case character B**. The unit symbol **kB is commonly used for kilobyte**, but may be confused with the still often-used abbreviation of kb for kilobit. IEEE 1541 specifies the lower case character b as the symbol for bit however, IEC 80000-13 and Metric-Interchange-Format specify the symbol as bit, e.g., Mbit (megabit), providing disambiguation from B for byte.

**Conversion table from bits to Bytes:**

1 Byte = 8 bits

1 Kilobyte = 1024 Bytes

1 Megabyte = 1024^{2 }=1048576 Bytes

1 Gigabyte = 1024^{3 }=1073741824 Bytes

1 Terabyte = 1024^{4 }=1099511627776 Bytes

bits |
8388608 |

bytes |
1048576 |

kilobits |
8192 |

kilobytes |
1024 |

megabits |
8 |

megabytes |
1 |

gigabits |
0.0078125 |

gigabytes |
0.0009765625 |

terabytes |
9.5367431640625e-07 |

petabytes |
9.31322574615479e-10 |

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#### How to use Converters

Select the Unit you want to **convert From** (first list) and the Unit you want **convert To** (second list).

Insert your value to of the unit at the **First text box** and push the Convert button!

The result of the conversion will be appear at the **Second text box**.

To Flip the conversion from the units you selected push the **Flip Arrows**.

#### How to use Calculators

First **fill in** all the mandatory fields of the form.

Push the **Calculate button** and take the results.

You can have a better accuracy in your results when you fill in the **additional fields**, if there are any.

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