Gigabytes - Bits Conversion
Convert between gigabytes and bits (GB and b) using this data storage conversion tool. This converter is part of the full data storage converter. Simply choose whether you want to convert gigabytes to bits or bits to gigabytes, enter a value and click the 'convert' button. Default rounding is set to a maximum of 14 decimal places.
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How to convert bits to gigabytes
You may be wondering how many gigabytes there are in x bits.
To convert from bits to gigabytes multiply your x figure by 1.25E-10.
How to convert gigabytes to bits
Alternatively, you may want to know how many bits there are in x gigabytes.
To convert from gigabytes to bits multiply your x figure by 8000000000.
As part of your answer checking process, select the appropriate unit from each 'select' box in the converter tool at the top of the page, enter your figure (x) into the 'value to convert' box and click the 'Convert!' button.
What is a bit?
You might not be aware that the term "bit" is actually a shorter version of the phrase binary digit. A bit is the simplest unit of data storage and its value can represent a 0 or a 1 at any give time. Every other form of computing measurement is based off of the humble (and yet very important) bit.
What is a gigabyte?
A gigabyte is the equivalent of 1,000,000,000 bytes. Still, many fields of computer science will refer to this number as 1,073,741,824 (1,024^3) bytes. This second figure will often be used when speaking about different sizes of RAM within an operating system. To make sense out of this large figure, let's use it in reference:
- 1 gigabyte is 1,000 megabytes.
- 1 gigabyte is 1,000,000 kilobytes.
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