## How much is 1 byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, etc.?

Below lists each of the accepted disk drive space values or units of storage.

Not all manufacturers and developers list their value using binary, which is base 2. For example, a manufacturer may list a product’s capacity as one gigabyte (1,000,000,000 bytes, a metric value) and not 1,073,741,824 bytes (gibibyte). For this page, we are using the «common names» and listing all values in base 2.

All values are listed as whole numbers, which means a GB shows it can only contain one 650 MB CD. Technically, 1 GB could hold 1.5753 CDs worth of data, but this page isn’t meant to show you how many «parts» of an object a value can hold. Therefore, we are omitting decimal values. More plainly, you can only fit one complete 650 MB CD on a 1 GB drive since two full 650 MB discs exceed 1 GB.

Except for a bit and a nibble, all values explained below are in bytes and not bits. For example, a kilobyte (KB) is different than a kilobit (Kb). With storage, bytes are used whereas data transmission speeds are measured in bits.

### Bit

A bit is a value of either a 1 or 0 (on or off).

### Nibble

### Byte

Today, a byte is 8 bits.

## When bandwidth and storage size matters: Bits vs. bytes

I hate to break it to you, but your internet speed is not 100MB/s (megabytes per second); it is more like 100Mb/s (megabits per second). As sysadmins, we sometimes blend the two—bits and bytes—but there is a difference between them. But then you get on a call with an ISP rep, and they promise you 10 gigabytes/s, 40 gigabytes/s, 100 gigabytes/s or one gigabyte/s of bandwidth, and you purchase the service only to find out the hard way that they meant 100 gigabits/s. I’m not saying who that happened to…

### TL;DR

Megabytes are typically for storage (RAM, HDD, SSD, NVMe, etc.), and megabits are typically for network bandwidth or throughput (network cards, modems, WiFi adapters, etc.). It can be easy to confuse the two because both bits/s and bytes/s represent data transmission speeds, but remember that, in the abbreviations for each, the uppercase «B» stands for bytes while the lowercase «b» stands for bits.

### Bits/s vs Bytes/s

So, bits and bytes are both units of data, but what is the actual difference between them? One byte is equivalent to eight bits. A bit is considered to be the smallest unit of data measurement. A bit can be either 0 or 1. Computers interpret our intentions and process information by the respective representation of those «instructions» as bits. Computers also send and receive data as ones and zeroes—bits. Regardless of the amount of data transmitted over the network, or stored or retrieved from storage, the information is streamed as bits. How we interpret the rate of the bits transmitted denotes how we communicate that rate of transmission. We can arbitrarily express the rate of transmission as «bit per [any measurement of time].» We could have used minutes, hours, days, or even microseconds, but seconds became the customary standard. This gives us an easy way to estimate how long something is going to take.

### Bits/s

When data is transmitted over a network medium, it is typically written in bits/s, kilobits/s(kbps), megabits/s (Mbps), or gigabits/s (Gbps). The following table describes this:

As network speeds have increased, it has become easier to describe transmission rates in higher units of measurement. We have gone from 9600 bits/s to 14.4 kbits/s to 28.8 kbits/s to 56 kbits/s to 128 kbits/s. From there, we skyrocketed to 1Mbits/s then 100 Mbits/s then 1000 Mbits/s (1Gb/s), 10000 Mb/s (10Gbit/s). As the medium of transmission changed over the years, so has the transmission rate.

### Bytes/s

Storing and retrieving data locally on a computer has always been faster than transmitting it over a network. Transmission over the network was (and still is) limited by the transmission medium used. As file sizes grew over the years, it was easier to understand how long it would take to store or retrieve the file. The key to understanding the terminology for storage is remembering that eight bits equals one byte. So a one Megabyte file is actually an 8,000,000 bit file. This means the file is composed of 8,000,000 ones and zeroes, and it can be stored at a rate of one MB/s or 8,000,000 bits/s.

### Extra—MiB vs. MB

Openshift 4 (OCP 4) can now «containerize» VMs (virtual machines)—yeah, the game has changed. In Openshift, you may now see some file sizes labeled MiB. MiB stands for Mebibyte, which is a contraction of «mega» and «binary.» It’s a new way of writing storage capacity to offer some clarity to the words we use, and the actual math behind those words.

### Summary

It’s always an interesting conversation when network admins and system admins talk about speed. Remember to do the conversion and verify what is being expressed.

## Byte to GB → CONVERT Bytes to Gigabytes

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toc Table of Contents

- Bytes Versus Gigabytes — Comparison
- Step by step guide to convert Byte to GB with formula and diagram
- Excel Formula to convert from Byte to GB and downloadable template
- Python Code for Byte to GB Conversion — Ready to execute
- Byte to GB Conversion Table
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Complete list of Byte Converters

### Byte (B) Versus Gigabyte (GB) — Comparison

Bytes and Gigabytes are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate.

Bytes is one of the very «basic» digital unit where as Gigabytes is a «decimal» unit. **One Byte is equal to 8 bits**. **One Gigabyte is equal to 1000^3 bytes**. There are 1,000,000,000 Byte in one Gigabyte. Find more details on below table.

Unit Name | Byte | Gigabyte |
---|---|---|

Unit Symbol | B | GB |

Standard | basic | decimal |

Defined Value | 8 bits | 10^9 or 1000^3 Bytes |

Value in Bits | 8 | 8,000,000,000 |

Value in Bytes | 1 | 1,000,000,000 |

### Byte (B) to Gigabyte (GB) Conversion — Formula & Steps

The **Byte to GB Calculator Tool** provides a convenient solution for effortlessly converting data units from Byte (B) to Gigabyte (GB). Let’s delve into a thorough analysis of the formula and steps involved.

Outlined below is a comprehensive overview of the key attributes associated with both the source (Byte) and target (Gigabyte) data units.

Equal to 8 bits

(Basic Unit)

Equal to 1000^3 bytes

(Decimal Unit)

The conversion diagram provided below offers a visual representation to help you better grasp the steps involved in calculating **Byte** to **Gigabyte** in a simplified manner.

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Based on the provided diagram and steps outlined earlier, the formula for converting the **Byte (B) to Gigabyte (GB)** can be expressed as follows:

diamond *CONVERSION FORMULA* GB = Byte ÷ 1000 3

Now, let’s apply the aforementioned formula and explore the manual conversion process from Byte (B) to Gigabyte (GB). To streamline the calculation further, we can simplify the formula for added convenience.

**FORMULA**

Gigabytes = Bytes ÷ 1000 3

**STEP 1**

Gigabytes = Bytes ÷ (1000x1000x1000)

**STEP 2**

Gigabytes = Bytes ÷ 1000000000

**STEP 3**

Gigabytes = Bytes x (1 ÷ 1000000000)

**STEP 4**

Gigabytes = Bytes x 0.000000001

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**Example :** By applying the previously mentioned formula and steps, the conversion from **1 Byte (B) to Gigabyte (GB)** can be processed as outlined below.

- = 1 ÷ 1000 3
- = 1 ÷ (1000x1000x1000)
- = 1 ÷ 1000000000
- = 1 x (1 ÷ 1000000000)
- = 1 x 0.000000001
- = 0.000000001
- i.e.
**1 Byte is equal to 0.000000001 GB.**

Note : Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.

You can employ the formula and steps mentioned above to convert **Bytes to Gigabytes** using any of the programming language such as Java, Python, or Powershell.

#### Unit Definitions

##### What is Byte ?

A Byte is a unit of digital information that typically consists of 8 bits and can represent a wide range of values such as characters, binary data and it is widely used in the digital world to measure the data size and data transfer speed.

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##### What is Gigabyte ?

A Gigabyte (GB) is a decimal unit of digital information that is equal to 1,000,000,000 bytes (or 8,000,000,000 bits) and commonly used to measure the storage capacity of computer hard drives, flash drives, and other digital storage devices. It is also used to express data transfer speeds and in the context of data storage and memory, the binary-based unit of Gibibyte (GiB) is used instead.

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### Excel Formula to convert from Byte (B) to Gigabyte (GB)

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from 1 Byte (B) to Gigabyte (GB).

A | B | C |
---|---|---|

1 | Byte (B) | Gigabyte (GB) |

2 | 1 | = A2 * 0.000000001 |

3 |

If you want to perform bulk conversion locally in your system, then download and make use of above Excel template.

### Python Code for Byte (B) to Gigabyte (GB) Conversion

You can use below code to convert any value in Byte (B) to Byte (B) in Python.

bytes = int(input(«Enter Bytes: «))

gigabytes = bytes / (1000*1000*1000)

print(«<> Bytes = <> Gigabytes».format(bytes,gigabytes))

The first line of code will prompt the user to enter the Byte (B) as an input. The value of Gigabyte (GB) is calculated on the next line, and the code in third line will display the result.

### Conversion Table for Byte to GB, Byte to GiB

Byte to GB | Byte to GiB |
---|---|

1 Byte = 0.000000001 GB | 1 Byte = 0.000000000931322574615478515625 GiB |

2 Byte = 0.000000002 GB | 2 Byte = 0.00000000186264514923095703125 GiB |

3 Byte = 0.000000003 GB | 3 Byte = 0.000000002793967723846435546875 GiB |

4 Byte = 0.000000004 GB | 4 Byte = 0.0000000037252902984619140625 GiB |

5 Byte = 0.000000005 GB | 5 Byte = 0.000000004656612873077392578125 GiB |

6 Byte = 0.000000006 GB | 6 Byte = 0.00000000558793544769287109375 GiB |

7 Byte = 0.000000007 GB | 7 Byte = 0.000000006519258022308349609375 GiB |

8 Byte = 0.000000008 GB | 8 Byte = 0.000000007450580596923828125 GiB |

9 Byte = 0.000000009 GB | 9 Byte = 0.000000008381903171539306640625 GiB |

10 Byte = 0.00000001 GB | 10 Byte = 0.00000000931322574615478515625 GiB |

100 Byte = 0.0000001 GB | 100 Byte = 0.0000000931322574615478515625 GiB |

256 Byte = 0.000000256 GB | 256 Byte = 0.0000002384185791015625 GiB |

500 Byte = 0.0000005 GB | 500 Byte = 0.0000004656612873077392578125 GiB |

512 Byte = 0.000000512 GB | 512 Byte = 0.000000476837158203125 GiB |

1000 Byte = 0.000001 GB | 1000 Byte = 0.000000931322574615478515625 GiB |

1024 Byte = 0.000001024 GB | 1024 Byte = 0.00000095367431640625 GiB |

2048 Byte = 0.000002048 GB | 2048 Byte = 0.0000019073486328125 GiB |

5000 Byte = 0.000005 GB | 5000 Byte = 0.000004656612873077392578125 GiB |

10000 Byte = 0.00001 GB | 10000 Byte = 0.00000931322574615478515625 GiB |

### Frequently Asked Questions — FAQs

*How many Gigabytes(GB) are there in a Byte?* expand_more

There are **0.000000001 Gigabytes** in a Byte.

*What is the formula to convert Byte to Gigabyte(GB)?* expand_more

Use the formula **GB = Byte / 1000 3** to convert Byte to Gigabyte.

*How many Bytes are there in a Gigabyte(GB)?* expand_more

There are **1000000000 Bytes** in a Gigabyte.

*What is the formula to convert Gigabyte(GB) to Byte?* expand_more

Use the formula **Byte = GB x 1000 3** to convert Gigabyte to Byte.

*Which is bigger, Gigabyte(GB) or Byte?* expand_more

Gigabyte is bigger than Byte. One Gigabyte contains **1000000000** Bytes.

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